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What can we do about society’s ‘information disorder’? | Columbia Journalism Review

By Matthew Ingram
November 16, 2021

IN JANUARY, the Aspen Institute set up a Commission on Information Disorder, and announced a star-studded group of participants—including Katie Couric, former global news anchor for Yahoo; Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute; Yasmin Green, director of research at Google’s Jigsaw project (who took part in CJR’s symposium on disinformation in 2019); Alex Stamos, founder of the Stanford Internet Observatory; Dr. Safiya Noble, co-founder of UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry; and  Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex—to look at solutions to the problem of rampant disinformation. The commission was funded by Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist (who is a member of CJR’s Board of Overseers). On Sunday, the group released its final report, with 15 recommended steps that it says could be taken by governments, technology companies, and others to help address the societal problems driven by mis- and disinformation.

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