Published on 19 November, 2023

The DCO Publishes a White Paper on Online Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

The DCO Publishes a White Paper on Online Misinformation on Social Media Platforms 

Riyadh, 19 November 2023:The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) has published a white paper titled “From Social Media to Truth: Countering Misinformation for a Thriving Digital Economy”. The white paper explores the misinformation phenomenon and the role of social media platforms, examining its impact on the digital economy and providing key recommendations for stakeholders, including suggestions for policy changes, non-regulatory proposals, and promoting digital cooperation. The white paper can be accessed through the following link 

The paper highlights the challenges faced by stakeholders, including policymakers, social media platform managers, journalists, and civil society, in combating online misinformation. The spread of misinformation on social media platforms poses significant challenges, as it can erode trust in social media and hinder the adoption of digital technologies. The proliferation of false, biased, or incorrect information, particularly during significant events like the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised concerns about the impact of misinformation on the digital economy and the need for effective strategies to combat it. 

The study by the DCO also addresses fact-checking tools, their limitations, and the potential for co-designing a state-of-the-art fact-checking tool to address the online misinformation epidemic. 

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