Social media and populism: Facebook’s challenges with political speech

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Facebook and other social networks’ attempts to diminish the influence of problematic political content online have had limited results so far. The challenge for such platforms is not to neatly sort political speech into legal/illegal, but to consider the way these platforms structure and support particular types of political communication. In an economy in which […]

Addressing fake news and disinformation on social media

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Fake news have the power to build a misleading representation of reality posing a threat to our security and safety and forcing us to consider how we can build trust in information. The ability for users to generate, share and engage with social media content means that there is a vast amount of information on […]