Disinformation. How to reduce the digital era’s pollution?
The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have weakened democracy and made societies much more vulnerable to the spread of a ‘digital pollution’ – false information on the Internet. The rapidly growing challenges have been exacerbated by the political and social polarization that can be seen everywhere – from the USA, to India to Poland. It does not just feed disinformation – it constitutes a national security threat – writes Bruno Surdel, PhD, CIR analyst.