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Australia warned to not ignore domestic misinformation in social media crackdown

evelyn douek spoke to Australia’s Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media about misinformation.

"I think it's really important as well that we get out of the sort of 'take down, leave up' paradigm of content moderation; the idea that the most effective response to misinformation or disinformation is always to simply remove it,” she said. “Actually, platforms have a lot more tools available at their disposal than that. And that's why when we're talking about things on platforms we have a lot more tools like labelling information, fact-checking, reducing circulation, adding frictions so things can't go viral as quickly or as fast."

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