Freedom Online Coalition – Joint Statement on Spread of Disinformation Online

In its “Joint Statement on Spread of Disinformation Online”, 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
<freedomonlinecoalition.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FOC-Joint-Statement-on-Spread-of-Disinformation-Online.pdf>
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*Victor Kapiyo*
Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
*Suite No. 8, Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi | **Web: www.lawmark.co.ke
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