Thursday June 4, 2020

Democracy ‘may not survive’ fake news onslaught

Facebook tells committee it cannot be ‘truth police for the entire world’

8th November, 2019
Monica Bickert of Facebook said: "We should not determine for citizens what they shall and shall not see in terms of truthfulness from their politicians."

Global democracy may not survive if the power of Silicon Valley continues unchecked, an inquiry into fake news heard in Dublin yesterday.

“We know that the Brexit vote was fraudulently conducted,” she told the meeting of parliamentarians from 10 countries. “We know that the authorities have completely failed to hold these perpetrators to account and we know that we accepted to leave the EU on the basis of this fraudulent and illegitimate vote.”...

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