Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the heads of government of several other European countries have issued a joint call to the leaders of the world’s largest tech companies to take stronger action against the spread of disinformation.
In the open letter, they highlighted the importance of combating this “growing threat” and urged the companies to do their part in combatting it. They also noted the need for a global effort to counter the spread of disinformation and misinformation.
Along with Morawiecki, the letter was signed by the prime minister of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
They pointed out that since Russia invaded Ukraine, Moldova has been at the forefront of an information war.
According to the politicians, Moldova has been a major target in the information battle since Russia’s invaded Ukraine.
Experts are calling on Big Tech companies, including Facebook, to be alert and not allow themselves to be manipulated to help achieve certain objectives.
According to the leaders, “algorithmic designs should prioritise accuracy and truthfulness over engagement when promoting content.”
They also advocated more staff and financial resources be assigned to content moderation, “particularly in the complex field of hate speech, where automated algorithms may not suffice and human review is crucial.”
Read the whole letter here ⤵️