With many of us more connected than ever on the internet, we are also taking in more questionable news than ever. Thankfully, social media platforms are beginning to buckle down more and verify the legitimacy of political and health related posts, to decrease the amount of misinformation being spread. Popular social media platforms are under the spotlight at the moment, and their responsibility in spreading misinformation is being questioned. Websites like FaceBook and Twitter in particular are reexamining their policies.
- Social media has made an effort to help stop the spread of misinformation about various things on the internet.
- A large number of people from different platforms are getting together to help stop the misleading items from popping up.
- Even before the pandemic, there was a call to help regulate the information that is shared across platforms.
“The scope and effectiveness of the voluntary measures they put in place during this critical time will help to determine how far EU legislators will go in the future with respect to potential regulation of online platforms.”