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Ending the Misinformation Age: Building an Internet You Can Trust


Siri Scanlon, Partner, Montfort Advisory; Concordia Senior Advisor 
Pat Condo, CEO, Seekr Technologies

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • When addressing the issue of misinformation, it is as much about bringing media literacy, critical thinking, and objectivity as it is about rooting out subliminal suggestions in order to allow people to decipher what they are looking at and how it is charged. 
  • The spread of misinformation not only impacts individuals personally but also politically, which poses a massive threat to democracies because of the ability of misinformation to pollute the environment to such an extent that citizens cast their vote without full knowledge of the subject. 
  • Efforts to end misinformation must focus on the importance of transparency, as well as acknowledging the political element, which is largely centered around the threat this spread of misinformation poses to democracy. 
  • The use of AI as a tool to spread misinformation through programs such as ChatGPT will magnify an already-existing set of problems.

“You aren’t seeking to tell someone this is true or false; it is to inform someone that a piece of content falls on a scale of one to ten in terms of credibility, based on a number of inputs, so that the individual can make the decision themselves on whether they choose to consume that information.”


Siri Scanlon, Partner, Montfort Advisory; Concordia Senior Advisor

“To understand these generative AI platforms you’ve got to understand the source, how it was trained, where the depth of the content came from, what’s the best of it, what’s the objective of the owner.”

Pat Condo, CEO, Seekr Technologies