Donald Trump’s TRUTH Social will most likely end up an outpost for misinformation, says GlobalData

Following today’s news (21 October) that former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media platform called TRUTH Social;

Dr Lil Read, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view:

“Without sophisticated algorithms and teams of content moderators, misinformation will likely breed on the TRUTH Social platform under the guise of free speech.

“While Big Tech does have its problems dealing with misinformation, wherein its content promotion algorithms often create echo chambers, creating an entirely new platform is unlikely to be the way to deal with such issues. Implementing stronger content moderation processes is one way to tackle misinformation on social media platforms.”

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