And for example, we always ensured that the government itself does not directly play “disinformation oversight” roles. Instead, we have a broad ecosystem of mostly open source civic tech communities. The Cofacts project, started around 2017, is a crowdsourced platform like Wikipedia, where everybody can flag anything as scam or rumor. It doesn’t really matter, but it goes to a kind of clearinghouse like SpamHaus, so that people can in real time offer the recontextualization. And the Cofacts community, which is open source, has been adopting like generative AI. So if you go to the Cofacts website, you will see like generative AI generated real time clarifications as soon as those things are flagged, and gives us a really comprehensive scoreboard of what is going viral. And the main government’s work here is about prebunking, which is teaching people, showing people how we approach such information manipulation, calling out the tactics instead of specific payloads. Two examples. Like a few years ago, three years ago, I had someone deep faking me, making it into a viral video, like how to do that into a virus on your MacBook and things like that. It went reasonably viral so that people understand how it’s like.

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