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    leverage people’s fears.

    Does "leverage people’s fears" mean "make use of people's fears"?


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    “That is something that a machine is not capable of doing with today’s technology,” he says. “Still, skilled AI scientists putting their effort into this not-so-noble task could probably create credible articles that spread half-truths and leverage people’s fears.


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    Re: leverage people’s fears.

    Yes. It's like saying "use people's fears as a lever."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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