NLP’s Peter Adams discusses discerning fact from fiction on Fox 5 DC
In an interview with Fox 5 DC’s Jeannette Reyes, Peter Adams, senior vice president of education, discussed how to separate online fact from fiction.
When asked how big of a problem online mis- and disinformation actually are, Peter responded, “It’s an enormous problem and I think that is made ever more evident when you’re in a situation like the one we are in now with Ukraine and Russia. Lots of fakes [are] circulating online. The public sentiment, in the United States for the most part, is behind Ukraine and there are a lot of fakes, even on that side of the debate, where people are amplifying things that feel good and that feel right. Maybe with the best of intentions, but they’re actually out of context from 2014 or another year.”
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