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Disinformation on social media: How screwed are we?


July 06, 2018 01:01

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Renée DiResta, the head of policy at Data for Democracy, talks with Recode’s
Kara Swisher about how disinformation is spread on social media platforms and
what can be done about it. DiResta says the tech community wouldn't be talking
about this problem as much if Donald Trump had not won the presidency in 2016
— and that’s unfortunate, because a huge and diverse number of groups have
weaponized social media, not just pro-Trump Russian agents. She explains why
consumers shouldn’t be afraid of tech platforms sharing more information with
each other and the government, and why one of the most useful things they can
do is to politely correct people in their own communities who are spreading
false information. Read more
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