What Congress, Tech companies, the PRess, and The Public CaN do about disinformation
As we learn more about the strategies and tactics used to create and spread disinformation and the dynamics by which misinformation spreads, it’s critical for all of the different stakeholders to act deliberately, consciously, and effectively.
How Adding Friction To Group Messaging Can Help Defuse Disinformation
Given reports of Facebook’s plans to unify Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, the feature changes it makes will affect billions of people. “Code is law,” in this context, and although nations should not cede governance to the tech giants that operate the planetary platforms of our age, these kinds of changes can address the new problems the companies have introduced.
How Sunshine Could Prevent “Trolling as a Service” from Becoming Normal in Politics
Mandating that commercial firms that sell “trolling as a service,” create sock puppets or set up “false news” pages disclose that work would help mitigate misinformation.
Introducing the Defusing Disinformation Project
- January 10, 2019
Defusing disinformation and mitigating misinformation have become critical needs for democracies everywhere. That’s why this project exists. Let’s get started!