fake news, manipulation of personal data, select committee, interim report, proposals, consultationCommittee invites responses to its proposals.

In a first interim report on its disinformation and ‘fake news’ inquiry the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committeewarned that we are facing a democratic crisis founded on the manipulation of personal data, and the targeting of pernicious views to users, particularly during elections and referenda.

At a personal level, the interim report outlined disturbing evidence of the activities undertaken by companies in various political campaigns dating from around 2010, including the use of hacking, of disinformation, and of voter suppression through alleged violence and intimidation.

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