Safeguarding democracy and combating disinformation have been identified as key priorities for Iceland in 2020 and therefore The Nordic Council Committee for Knowledge and Culture calls for a joint media and information awareness policy in the Nordic region.
“It’s never been more important to be able to distinguish between real and made-up news, and we need to strengthen the exchange of Nordic experience in this field. Processing all the information we’re confronted with on a daily basis is incredibly challenging, which is why the committee is proposing measures to increase media and information awareness among those living in the Nordic Region. We have to do better at evaluating and analysing our flow of information,” says the chair of the committee Kjell-Arne Ottosson.
The new policy is to be aimed at all age groups. However, the focus is shifting towards older people, who have been identified as the most vulnerable group to disinformation on social media.
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