Lib Dems urge Government to tackle spread of fake news

Lib Dems urge Government to tackle spread of fake news

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The Liberal Democrats have passed a motion urging the Government to step up and tackle the spread of fake news and misinformation, especially in light of the coronavirus crisis. The motion, passed at the Party's Autumn conference, also calls on the Government to improve its transparency with Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper demanding Ministers "get their own house in order". The proposals agreed by conference include: Government to introduce stricter regulations for social media companies such as issuing fact-checked corrections to scientifically inaccurate posts, as well as amending their algorithms to de-promote misinformation and 'fake news'The Leveson model of co-regulation for publishers to be extended to all platforms which allow comment from both paid and unpaid contributors.Mandating the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority to provide regular proactive comment…
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