Incident 589: Proliferation of AI-Generated News Websites and Content Farms Across Multiple Languages Degrading Information Integrity

Description: Scores of AI-generated news websites and content farms are producing low-quality, clickbait content in a variety of languages. They are reportedly spreading false information and degrading the quality of information available online. These sites often lack human oversight, feature repetitive language, and sometimes fabricate information, posing a threat to the credibility of online news sources.


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Daniel Atherton
Rise of the Newsbots: AI-Generated News Websites Proliferating Online · 2023

Editor’s Note: Since publication of this report, NewsGuard has identified hundreds of additional unreliable, AI-generated websites. Visit our AI Tracking Center for the latest total number and for our latest coverage.

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