New policy brief by Andrea Römmele and researcher Rafael Goldzweig proposes a multi-stakeholder approach to help people avoid being misguided by fake content.
Fake news and misinformation have played a role in several historical turning points, but the scale and impact they have achieved with the advent of the internet and social media gives the problem a new dimension. While news consumers and media companies have always been involved in the distribution of fake news and efforts to curtail it, tech companies have only recently entered the scene. A multi-stakeholder approach is needed to help people avoid being misguided by fake content – an approach that includes digital-skills education, innovative practices from news companies and journalists, and changing the incentives of internet companies.
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Rafael Goldzweig is a Research Associate for the Dahrendorf Forum at the Hertie School of Governance.