The challenges faced
Despite a rapidly evolving field of research and analysis of the various social, technological, and political dimensions of these challenges, the creation, spread and impact of mis- and disinformation require more complete understanding. More significantly, policy solutions that are effective at scale while also preserving open and free information ecosystems remain elusive.
Developing responses to mis- and disinformation
Between July and December 2020, the bilinguals formulated and submitted their questions, ranked them and produced a set of final questions for public vote. Having clustered well over 100 individual questions received from the bilinguals through an iterative process, the final 10 questions have been put online for public voting on the 100 Questions website.
Ultimately, the team will match data to the selected questions and establish data collaboratives that will work to find the answers.
The OECD Open Government Unit is developing new policy analysis in the field public communication and media ecosystems, by gathering evidence on the ways governments are responding to disinformation and using communication to increase citizens’ trust and participation. In this context, it is focusing on holistic approaches to combat disinformation that include actions on better communication, media literacy, or support for the media.