• Fake news ‘threat to democracy' report gets back-burner response from UK gov't

    24 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee's call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online.
    The recommendation of a levy on social media platforms was made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee three months ago , in a preliminary report following a multi-month investigation into the impact of so-called ‘fake news' on democratic processes.
    Though it has suggested the terms ‘misinformation' and ‘disinformation' be used instead, to better pin down exact types of problematic inauthentic content...
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