Stack Overflow is being inundated with AI-generated garbage. A group of 480+ human moderators is going on strike, because:
Specifically, moderators are no longer allowed to remove AI-generated answers on the basis of being AI-generated, outside of exceedingly narrow circumstances. This results in effectively permitting nearly all AI-generated answers to be freely posted, regardless of established community consensus on such content.
In turn, this allows incorrect information (colloquially referred to as “hallucinations”) and plagiarism to proliferate unchecked on the platform. This destroys trust in the platform, as Stack Overflow, Inc. has previously noted.
It looks like StackOverflow Inc. is saying one thing to the public, and a very different thing to its moderators.