The recent Fox News debacle (e.g., Tucker) pales in comparison to the mostly liberal news outlets, manipulation practices that have become more and more prevalent in the age of the internet and the rise of 24-hour news.

There is also the issue of the exponentially increasing Artificial Intelligence tools that can, and are, being used to fake videos, voices, and images.

Side note: Think what the CIA and NSA could do with this. Then think about what Russia and China could do to manipulate elections and sway public opinion. Something both countries’ intelligence apparatuses are already experts at.

The question of fact or fiction is a big problem coming to major news outlets.

If news organizations are not using artificial intelligence tools aggressively, they will suffer the same fate as the horse and buggy did with the advent of the automobile.

This is why SOFREP has embraced AI tools to fact-check and even write from time to time.

Big desk news editors and their human journalists will find it increasingly harder to tell the difference between fact and fiction on the internet, with State actors using deep fakes to jump-start the viral Google algorithms. And we’re just getting started…

It’s easy to point all the guns at FOX, but most of these news organizations have no moral bunker to hide behind, so let’s direct effective fire to make a point.