Communications and Digital Committee hears from fact checker and academics
The Communications and Digital Committee hears evidence from independent fact checker and academics as part of its ongoing inquiry into freedom of expression online. The Committee probes fact-checking and the implications of artificial intelligence for freedom of expression.
Likely questions and topics of discussion with Full Fact and Dr Lucas Graves include:
- What should online fact-checkers be concerned about?
- How accountable are fact-checkers for their judgements?
- When a statement in a post has been identified as untrue, what action should platforms take?
- Do users have the skills necessary to determine what is true online?
Likely questions and topics of discussion with Professor Sandra Wachter and Professor Carissa Véliz include:
- Is large-scale automated content moderation compatible with the freedom of expression?
- Does automated content moderation disadvantage certain groups?
- Are platforms sufficiently transparent about how their algorithms rank content in search results and social media feeds?
- How well do users understand how algorithms work?