In theory, it is the perfect solution. If platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have allowed disinformation to flood our screens and alter our minds, make them mop up the mess with their own clever IT. Add to this an army of truth-seeking fact-checkers from renowned news organisations to straighten the record – no, Hillary Clinton did not give birth to an alien, and no, Saudi Arabia did not finance Emmanuel Macron’s campaign – and truth will once again triumph in our digital lives.
Recent years have produced a crop of highly useful fact-checking initiatives. Leading social media platforms are investing in verification systems. The option of regulating social media is now widely discussed. The European Commission is assembling a task force to tackle disinformation and Germany’s so-called Facebook law works to tackle hate speech online. Defense and justice officials across Europe are considering a range of measures against hoax-peddling trolls.
- : https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/opinion/the-trouble-with-fighting-fakes-with-facts/
- : Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
- : Euractiv.com