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New tool empowers users to fight online misinformation

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Most people agree that the spread of online misinformation is a serious problem. But there is much less consensus on what to do about it. Many proposed solutions focus on how social media platforms can or should moderate content their users post, to prevent misinformation from spreading. “But this approach puts a critical social decision in the hands of for-profit companies. It limits the ability of users to decide who they trust. And having platforms in charge does nothing to combat misinformation users come across from other online sources,” says...

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https://news.mit.edu/2024/new-tool-trustnet-empowers-users-to-fight-online-misinformation-0516

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