I wouldn’t hold my breath. Propaganda has been part and parcel of political
tools to coerce and convince since before the Roman Empire. Today it’s more
lethal because it has been weaponized as a tool of Mass Destruction through
digital platforms. Sad but it is the times we live.
Having said that we must create an online repository of tools to fight this
menace. One way is educating the masses on how to detect fake news.
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On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:06 PM Victor Kapiyo via kictanet <
> In its â€œJoint Statement on Spread of Disinformation Onlineâ€, the Freedom
> Online Coalition (FOC) expresses deep concern about the growing scope and
> sophistication of disinformation, which has been employed by state and
> non-state actors with political, ideological, commercial or other motives.
> To address this trend, the FOC calls upon governments to refrain from
> conducting and sponsoring disinformation campaigns, and urges all
> stakeholders to take active steps to address the issue in a manner that
> respects human rights, democracy and the rule of law, including
> acknowledging, in particular the specific targeting of and impact on women
> and persons belonging to minorities.
> The development of this statement was led by the governments of Finland
> and the United Kingdom with input from other Coalition member states and
> the multi-stakeholder FOC Advisory Network.
> You can read the statement here
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