US news site uses AI writers to promote racial diversity

Megha Jain

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US-based Hoodline, a network of local news sites, has been discovered using artificial intelligence (AI) to produce articles under the names of non-existent authors with racially diverse names. Impress3, Hoodline's publisher led by CEO Zack Chen, defends this practice as a standard and human-supervised process. However, an investigation by Nieman Lab suggests a different reality. Hoodline, once recognized for its hyperlocal human reporting, now publishes articles penned by entirely fabricated authors.