Disinformation harder to curb with TikTok and other short-video apps, says expert

Technology such as artificial intelligence is not as effective when scanning the short-video format. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - While much work has been done to detect disinformation or misinformation, reeling it in is increasingly difficult, especially with the proliferation of short-video apps such as TikTok.

While using technology such as artificial intelligence is possible when scanning sites like Twitter, which comprises mostly text-based posts, these techniques are not as effective for the short-video format, Wikimedia Foundation disinformation manager Abhas Tripathi told The Straits Times.

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