Today nearly half of the world’s population is online, and while we know we need to increase access to the Internet, access alone is not enough. Information must be high-quality and available on an equitable basis because it has a major impact on the choices we make. To that end, major platforms are investing heavily
It seems like everywhere you look these days there’s someone screaming “fake news.” In many cases, they are right. Over the past few years, as the amount of dubious content flooding the internet has gone up, our trust of the media and what we read has plummeted. According to one 2017 Pew Research study, 62
Could “crowds of regular people” be, in the words of one early research review, “as good at moderating fake news on Facebook as professional fact-checkers?” For a while now, technology practitioners and academics have been working on the question of whether the “wisdom of the crowd” can help fix the spread of misinformation online. If
Currently more than 72% of American adults are on social media, sharing more personal information and data than ever before. While the internet has had significant benefits for society, including democratizing access to information, it has also been exploited by nefarious groups and actors including terrorist organizations, foreign state-backed operatives, cyber criminals, and online trolls.