The House of Commons committee on Digital Culture, Media and Sport has just released its report on its inquiry into 'Disinformation and 'fake news'.
I haven't yet read the report, but this twitter thread highlights some of its findings.
(Steve Peers, the writer of the tweets, is Professor of EU, Human Rights & World Trade Law, University of Essex.)
Ever since the revelations of targeted adverts on social media, the role of Cambridge Analytica in the referendum campaign and the distinct possibility of foreign influence on voters I have been very concerned about the threat posed to democracy by the spreading of information, propaganda and lies by ways that mean that not everyone has the potential to be able to see what is being said and thus there is little or no opportunity for alternative views to be given and lies to be refuted.
From this report it is apparent that I'm not the only person in the UK who thinks this.
The full report can be found here:
MaizieD Mon 18-Feb-19 12:33:59
M0nica Mon 18-Feb-19 13:32:33
POGS Mon 18-Feb-19 13:59:37
MaizieD Mon 18-Feb-19 14:07:27
varian Mon 18-Feb-19 19:53:32
MaizieD Tue 19-Feb-19 10:04:36
Jane10 Tue 19-Feb-19 10:09:25
POGS Tue 19-Feb-19 10:32:19
GrannyGravy13 Tue 19-Feb-19 11:11:30
RosieLeah Tue 19-Feb-19 13:56:11
Anja Tue 19-Feb-19 14:30:13
Anja Tue 19-Feb-19 14:32:33
notanan2 Tue 19-Feb-19 15:48:17
notanan2 Tue 19-Feb-19 15:52:18
varian Tue 19-Feb-19 16:03:35
notanan2 Tue 19-Feb-19 16:12:46
notanan2 Tue 19-Feb-19 16:14:53
notanan2 Tue 19-Feb-19 16:44:45
POGS Tue 19-Feb-19 16:51:10
varian Wed 20-Feb-19 13:45:41
varian Sat 23-Feb-19 11:01:26
Alexa Sat 23-Feb-19 11:14:50
varian Sun 24-Feb-19 18:54:03
varian Sun 24-Feb-19 18:55:46
varian Thu 28-Feb-19 15:17:31