Democracy ‘may not survive’ fake news onslaught

Democracy ‘may not survive’ fake news onslaught
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."

Facebook tells International Grand Committee it cannot be ‘truth police for the entire world’

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

Carole Cadwalladr, the British author and reporter for The Observer, told the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and “Fake News” at Leinster House that misinformation spread via social media had played a decisive role in the Brexit referendum.

“We know that the Brexit vote...

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