News: fact or fake?

In the European Parliament held a conference on fake news, which in recent months have dominated discussion about the situation in the media. I organized it together with the Guardian and the European Publishers Council, and one of the speakers was red. Bartosz Wieliński of Gazeta Wyborcza.

FakeNews changes our view and understanding of the world. vWe live in a time when politics are based mainly on emotions – easier to initiate/fan the flames.

Need to defend democracy and truth democratically. Can’t give power to regulators to determine what is true. Individuals share news on social platforms; the algorithm may not be the most important part of selection mechanism. Traditional media need to create their own ecosystem on the internet to be where fake news is. 

Many regulators have an outdated understanding of Facebook’s algorithms.