AI, regulation, legislation & design of platforms

The Royal Society

Royal Society cautions against censorship of scientific misinformation online | Royal Society
royalsociety
"Governments and social media platforms should not rely on content removal for combatting harmful scientific misinformation online, a report by the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has said."

The India Forum- NEELANJAN SIRCAR

Disinformation: A New Type of State-Sponsored Violence
The India Forum
"While attempts by the ruling party to control the media and the messaging are not new in India, what we see now is the use of new technology to 'curate' and exercise 'centralised control' to spread disinformation in order to harass and intimidate critics."

The Guardian - DAN MILMO

YouTube is major conduit of fake news, factcheckers say
the Guardian
"YouTube is a major conduit of online disinformation and misinformation worldwide and is not doing enough to tackle the spread of falsehoods on its platform, according to a global coalition of factchecking organisations."
How do you fix an “information disorder”? The Aspen Institute has some ideas
Nieman Lab

Nieman Lab - JOSHUA BENTON

"Understanding the root problems of information disorder requires understanding hard-wired human behaviors, economic and political policy, group psychology and ideologies, and the relationship to people's sense of individual and community identity."
Brussels, Paris split with press publishers over exemptions in online content rules
POLITICO

Politico- CLOTHILDE GOUJARD

"The European Commission and France have thrown their weight against press publishers in an ongoing debate over whether media content should be exempt from the EU's upcoming online content rules."
EU countries aiming for common position on tech rules on Nov. 25
Reuters

Reuters- FOO YUN CHEE

The Digital Services Act (DSA) seeks to hold tech companies accountable for the illegal and potentially dangerous content shared on their platforms.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
The Intercept

The Intercept- SAM BIDDLE

The Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy is "a sweeping set of restrictions on what Facebook’s nearly 3 billion users can say about an enormous and ever-growing roster of entities deemed beyond the pale." However, this system has resulted in a "blacklist of over 4,000 people and groups, including politicians, writers, charities, hospitals, hundreds of music acts, and long-dead historical figures."

Rest of World - PETER GUEST, FEBRIANA FIRDAUS & TAMMY DANAN

Singapore’s conspiracists thrive on Telegram, while a punk rocker and a former health official drive rumors in Indonesia.