Items tagged "infodemic"
Public Knowledge Shares Misinformation Reporting Insights With Congress to Tackle Disinformation on Digital PlatformsJune 24, 2020 coronavirus , Covid-19 , Disinformation , infodemic , Internet Superfund , misinformation , Section 230
Yesterday, Public Knowledge sent a letter to Congress providing insight into the flow of misinformation and disinformation over social media platforms to prepare for the joint hearing on “A Country in Crisis: How Disinformation Online is Dividing the Nation.” The hearing will discuss the impact of disinformation on the American public.Read More
Public Knowledge: We Need a ‘Superfund for the Internet’ to Fight Misinformation OnlineMay 11, 2020 coronavirus , infodemic , Internet Superfund , misinformation , Platform Regulation
Today, we’re happy to announce the latest addition to our tracking report logging digital platform responses to misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic: a “superfund for the internet” proposal. Such a fund would compel digital platforms like Google and Facebook to invest in tools our society needs to fight misinformation online — tools that have been proven during the pandemic.Read More