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The propaganda machine

Dulfer, R.M. (2020) The propaganda machine.

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Abstract:Recent developments in the political landscape has shown us the many ways in which technology can be abused for propagandist purposes. In an attempt to better understand how computer science, especially the field of Natural Language Generation, can be abused to influence the opinions of others, a system is created and evaluated which generates propagandist texts based on a Risk game. The system, while severely limited in scope, is able convince some test subjects, pointing at the terrifying ability that a more sophisticated system might have.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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