Thursday, 30 November 2017

Backlash Against Russian ‘Fake News’ Is Shutting Down Debate for Real

http://fair.org/home/backlash-against-russian-fake-news-is-shutting-down-debate-for-real/

The consequences of allowing unsubstantiated accusations against RT to stand unchallenged are helping distort the debate about fake news. In doing so, they allow open calls for censorship and algorithms that close down critical and independent views. This, together with the many other serious and numerous challenges to freedom of expression at the moment, should worry those who value life in an open society, and freedom of speech across the globe.

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