Steve Clemons: Hi, I’m Steve Clemons and I have a question. Is there a way to protect free speech online while fighting misinformation and disinformation? Let’s get to the bottom line.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. The saying might be a few centuries old, but it certainly rings true today. Anyone anywhere can publish anything and if it catches on, there’s no stopping what it can do either for good or for evil. So, how can people be protected from the nefarious manipulation of information and the disruptive promotion of falsehoods by governments and organisations? Or should fake news be allowed to compete in an open market with real news?
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