Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/225651
Authors: 
Kyza, Eleni A.
Varda, Christiana
Panos, Dionysis
Karageorgiou, Melina
Komendantova-Amann, Nadejda
Coppolino Perfumi, Serena
Shah, Syed Iftikhar Husain
Hosseini, Akram Sadat
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Internet Policy Review [ISSN:] 2197-6775 [Volume:] 9 [Year:] 2020 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 1-24
Abstract: 
Social media have created communication channels between citizens and policymakers but are also susceptible to rampant misinformation. This new context demands new social media policies that can aid policymakers in making evidence-based decisions for combating misinformation online. This paper reports on data collected from policymakers in Austria, Greece, and Sweden, using focus groups and in-depth interviews. Analyses provide insights into challenges and identify four important themes for supporting policy-making for combating misinformation: a) creating a trusted network of experts and collaborators, b) facilitating the validation of online information, c) providing access to visualisations of data at different levels of granularity, and d) increasing the transparency and explainability of flagged misinformative content. These recommendations have implications for rethinking how revised social media policies can contribute to evidence-based decision-making.
Subjects: 
Misinformation
Policy-making
Internet policy
Social media
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Creative Commons License: 
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Document Type: 
Article

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