Benjamin Shultz

Disinformation & Artificial Intelligence Researcher


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Popular Writing & Columns


aka: my kinda sorta blog


Sep 8, 2023

Is the Metaverse Still the Future of Digital Governance in the Post-COVID World?

On November 3, 2021, Seoul’s mayor Oh Se-hoon announced his city’s plan to build a functional metaverse aimed at carrying out government services virtually, the very first plan of its kind in the public sector. Seoul’s effort to digitize government ser...


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Jun 8, 2023

Enhancing Local Government Administration With Large Language Models: A Test Using ChatGPT

In the realm of public administration, the emergence of large language models (LLMs) has brought about transformative possibilities. These advanced AI models, such as ChatGPT developed by OpenAI, possess the capacity to process vast amounts of informat...


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Mar 10, 2023

Addressing the Impacts of Election Denialism on Local Government

In the days and weeks following the 2020 U.S. election, local government officials across the country began the vital, but arduous, task of counting ballots certifying results. Of the nearly one million elections workers who signed up—from secretaries ...


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Dec 23, 2022

Meme Warfare: What Western Governments Can Learn from the NAFO Alliance

Russian state-sponsored influence operations have become part and parcel of the geopolitical landscape over the last decade and a half. From the Bronze Soldier crisis of 2007, an early case of information warfare levied against Estonia, to successful e...


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