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Dumbing Down Readers?

Science Daily

The study [] was conducted by presenting readers with different articles written by either journalists or computers. The readers were then asked to answer questions about how they perceived each article — e.g. the overall quality, credibility, objectivity.

[] Overall readers found it difficult to tell which articles had been written by journalists, and which were software-generated.