Seattle Times editorial board cites CIP’s ‘urgently needed research’

Jun 10, 2020

In a recent editorial about the social media during national crisis situations, The Seattle Times Editorial Board cited the work of the Center for an Informed Public to conduct “urgently needed research to help regulators and social-media platforms come together to tame this Wild West of information without impinging on free speech.”

CIP director Jevin West is quoted in the editorial, noting the challenges in curbing misinformation on social media. “What you need for these kinds of messages is for someone to go in and debunk it,” West said. “But you can’t do it at the scale at which they’re posted.”

>> Read The Seattle Times editorial, “View social media skeptically during national crises,” in full

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