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Managing Misinformation on Social Media: Targeted Newsfeed Interventions and Freedom of Thought
Whether it is being told a particular politician consumes children, or drinking cow urine will cure your disease, or that Jimi Hendrix is alive and well living the good life in Drumnadrochit, misinformation affects societies in myriad ways. Its spread online via social media platforms raises questions concerning how it can be addressed. This article engages with a related problem: Can the use of targeted behavioral interventions on social media newsfeeds to reduce the spread of misinformation be reconciled with the human right to freedom of thought?
Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott,
Managing Misinformation on Social Media: Targeted Newsfeed Interventions and Freedom of Thought,
Nw. J. Hum. Rts.