Recently, there has been a huge wave of #FakeNews and harassment on the Fediverse targeting #Mastodon and its inventor as well as the #EU and some of their projects, for example @Eunomia. #Eunomia is an initiative coordinated by the Greenwich Uni and supported by the EU Commission that plans an opt-in app letting users of social media recognize fake news more easily.
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Curbing #FakeNews is always a difficult task, but especially on federated social media like the #Fediverse as there's no central authority monitoring and classifying fake news. Also, many people believe that such an authority may be dangerous because it might gain too much power over what information is considered true or false.
That's why the approach of aggregating many users' evaluations into a single output seems quite promising – also because it's opt-in for every individual user.
@linus Ich will den ganzen Unsinn nicht unnötig wiederholen und unabsichtlich in die Welt hinaustragen.
Aber so viel: Die EUnomia-Nutzer werden ja angeben können, ob sie einen Tröt vertrauenswürdig finden. Das nennt der Text ernsthaft "Sozialkreditsystem", und jede anderweitige Behauptung ist für die Schwurbelfraktion "DoubleSpeak".
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