FOR RELEASE MARCH 29, 2017
The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of ideas and compromise privacy.
BY Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson, and Jonathan Albright
RECOMMENDED CITATION: Rainie, Lee, Janna Anderson and Jonathan Albright. The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online.” Pew Research Center, March 2017. Available at: http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/03/29/the-future-of-free-speechtrolls-anonymity-and-fake-news-online/