Wanted: Social Media Umpire
In ‘Fill Social Media with Lies’ (April 20), TK Arun suggests that the best way to fight misinformation and canards is with misinformation and canards. This pre-judges whose misinformation one thinks is more dangerous. Keeping that one man’s propaganda is another man’s lie, it would be also worthwhile to have a platform – ideally branded and trustworthy – which can act as a kind of popular, dependable and independent social media umpire. This is, of course, easier to consider than to get. But it may be worth some bright spark’s shot: a dependable, mainstream media organisation that decides whether information is ‘out’ or ‘not out’.