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New report highlights ways in which social media could be regulated

  • A report published by the Forum Information and Democracy has put forward a range of ideas that its authors say could end “informational chaos that poses a vital threat to democracies”
  • This report comes as several countries consider how best to regulate social media
  • One of its suggestions is that social networks should be required to release details of their algorithms and core functions to trusted researchers, in order for the technology to be vetted
  • The report received contributions from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, and former Facebook investor Roger McNamee
  • Free expression group Article 19 and digital rights groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation were also consulted

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