In an article for Bloomberg written by Noah Smith, robots are seen as the perfect distribution methods for fake news. Machine learning, especially a variety known as deep learning, is arguably the hottest new technology on the planet. It gives computers the ability to do many tasks that only humans were able to perform — recognize images, drive cars, pick stocks and lots more. That has made some people worried that machine learning will make humans obsolete in the workplace. That’s possible, but there’s a potentially bigger danger from machine learning that so far isn’t getting the attention it deserves. When machines can learn, they can be taught to lie.