How Persuasive is AI-Generated Propaganda?

Josh A. Goldstein

Jason Chao

Shelby Grossman

Alex Stamos

Michael Tomz

February 2024

Research participants who read propaganda generated by GPT-3 davinci (a large language model) were nearly as persuaded as those who read real propaganda from Iran or Russia, according to a new peer-reviewed study by Josh A. Goldstein and co-authors.

Read the Full Report

Related Content

In an article published by the Brennan Center for Justice, Josh A. Goldstein and Andrew Lohn delve into the concerns about the spread of misleading deepfakes and the liar's dividend. Read More

Machine learning advances have powered the development of new and more powerful generative language models. These systems are increasingly able to write text at near human levels. In a new report, authors at CSET, OpenAI,… Read More


Truth, Lies, and Automation

May 2021

Growing popular and industry interest in high-performing natural language generation models has led to concerns that such models could be used to generate automated disinformation at scale. This report examines the capabilities of GPT-3--a cutting-edge… Read More

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the second installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance… Read More