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‘Grassroots’ bot campaigns are coming. Governments don’t have a plan to stop them.

Bruce Schneier and his colleague Henry Farrell argue artificial intelligence software can easily pass for real public comments in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

“[Potential solutions] will either let some fake comments through because they are too forgiving, or block some real comments because they are too rigid — or both, if they are badly designed. All that is hard to square with the democratic commitment to hear each voice equally. But we’re entering into a world where such awkward trade-offs may be what we have to live with.”

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