To overturn “fake news” demands so much more than fact-checking. It takes educating society with critical thinking skills.
Is Mark Zuckerberg really in control of Facebook? Or is he a sorcerer’s apprentice that cannot handle the invention?
Can we protect our societies against “psychographic advertising” – manipulative technologies that stifle democracy?
Disinformation needs to be tackled by a troika – individual members of the public, the social media companies and governments.
Direct democracy is now easier than ever. But raw public input without first improving democratic processes is dangerous.
Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.
We need social systems that are able to produce better solutions to complex problems.
The old truism of Chinese copycatting no longer applies in the online world.