Technology Solutions for Disinformation


In response to the disinformation crisis, new policies, practices, and regulations will need corresponding practical technology solutions. This paper outlines five key functions that technology can serve: measure and track offline harms from online information, enable responsible algorithm design and review, label content, throttle the spread of harmful content, and track-and-trace online disinformation to its sources. Fortunately, many of the tools are available and in use. However, they need to be integrated into a holistic system that begins with recognizing disinformation and ends with stopping the problem at its source.

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Publication date: 
August 12, 2021
Publication type: 
Working Paper