Vilify, Ridicule, Disinform: Political Communication and Media Trust in the Age of Generative AI

Authors: Christian Schwieter, Milan Gandhi

Published: 14 March 2024

This paper is a timely examination of political communication and media trust in the age of generative AI systems. After analysing real-world examples of generative AI use in a political context, it evaluates emerging technical and policy solutions and presents recommendations and reflections for policy practitioners. This paper is the outcome of a collaboration between the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

This paper is also available on the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom website.

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