Online Information Environment report released by The Royal Society

The UK’s national academy of Science, The Royal Society, has today released a report recommending that Governments and social media platforms should not rely on content removal for combatting harmful scientific misinformation online. In addition the report warns that the UK Government’s upcoming Online Safety Bill focuses on harms to individuals and fails to recognise the wider ‘societal harms’ that misinformation can cause.

Professor Derek McAuley was invited by The Royal Society to join the Working Group developing the report, which recommends wide-ranging measures that governments, tech platforms and academic institutes can take to build resilience to misinformation and a health online environment.

Access the Report here