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Pew: The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online


Pew Research Center

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/

Source: http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/28162208/PI_2017.03.29_Social-Climate_FINAL.pdf

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