Editorial Technological Methods Against Disinformation

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Leith H. Campbell https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5646-0848

Keywords

Editorial, Fake news, AI methods

Abstract

This editorial introduces the September issue and highlights four papers that are concerned with automatically detecting fake news and “phishing” attempts. The discussion is in the context of a recent proposal by the Australian Government to restrict the spread of misinformation and disinformation. It is noted that all the proposed methods use Artificial Intelligence (AI), suggesting that bias, which can be introduced by AI training processes, would be worthy of further research. The other papers are briefly described.


This issue also includes an obituary for Harry Wragge, a former head of Telecom/Telstra Research Laboratories. We also note the passing of John Burke, an influential member of this Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.


 

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