Recently, there has been a huge wave of and harassment on the Fediverse targeting and its inventor as well as the and some of their projects, for example @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 is always a difficult task, but especially on federated social media like the 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.

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