Can AI Really Solve Facebook’s Problems?

Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor of Information, was interviewed by Scientific American for an article on Facebook's efforts to reassure Congress that artificial intelligence can help identify fake news and protect privacy. Excerpt:
It seems Facebook is going through a phase of reckoning and now starting to realize how socially impactful their platform is,” Schaub says. “For a long time they felt they were serving a great social function in getting people connected, and now they’re realizing there’s actually a lot of responsibility that comes with that. That seems to be a little bit of a shift, but at the same time this is not the first time we’re hearing Zuckerberg apologize for indiscretions on Facebook.