Weeding out Fake News: An Approach to Social Media Regulation

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Posted Oct 12, 2017 | Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels, Konrad Niklewicz

Social media are becoming the dominant source of information with some positive aspects like their ability to mobilise for a political cause and allow quicker flows of ideas across societies. In this paper by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels, Konrad Niklewicz focuses on aspects of social media that negatively affect the public debate, such as fake news and echo chambers of like-minded users who become isolated from alternative opinions. The author proposes that social media platforms be considered media companies, regulated by modified versions of existing press laws, adapted to suit the new technology.


https://www.martenscentre.eu/sites/default/files/publication-files/mc-weeding_out_fake_news_v3_web.pdf

 

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