Fake news a democratic crisis for UK, MPs warn

| Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 11:52am

 

 

The UK faces a "democratic crisis" with voters being targeted with "pernicious views" and data being manipulated, a parliamentary committee is set to warn.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

In its first report, MPs will suggest social media companies should face tougher regulation or a new tax.

It also proposes measures to combat election interference.

The MPs' report comes after months of investigating the impact of technology giants and how people are affected by the rise in fake news on social media.

It also probed whether Russia had a role in influencing voters in the EU referendum.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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