Covid-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have brought increased urgency to discussions on how to protect against the worst outcomes of dis and misinformation. Whether it’s a report on Kremlin-backed campaigns, or anti-vaccination activism, our new-found awareness of how networks coordinate and disseminate information, particularly online, has come in the form of vivid and present-day examples that are close to home. Online, harmful information can spread like wildfire. Governments are increasingly intervening, pushing private companies to remove sources of disinformation and identify content which may be untrue. But what changes has this resulted in and what lies ahead globally? What are the new risks? And what role do media outlets and social media companies increasingly play in reducing them?
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