Techdirt Podcast Episode 143: No Easy Answers: Facebook & The Election

from the it's-never-so-simple dept

I don't think I need to say much to introduce this week's topic — we're all well aware of the conversation about Facebook's role in the presidential election, including questions of filter bubbles, fake news, foreign influence, and so on and so on. As is always the case in situations like this, a lot of people seem to be looking for easy answers, and easy places to point fingers of blame, so in this week's episode we're discussing why it's just not that simple.

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    crade (profile), 7 Nov 2017 @ 3:07pm

    In my humble opinion, we are missing the issue here. We already have central authorities on truth that people have earned people's trust.

    The problem here is not that there is misinformation being spread, the problem is that there is systematic controlled effort to interfere in the election and control election results.

    The solution is for your government to have an intelligence agency that effectively monitors for attempts to infiltrate your elections and gets in front of them. In this case, expose the interference, either publicly or to the companies so that they can act on it.

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