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Re: Stopping "Bots" and "Fake News"

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:08:07 -0700
To: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9c3c9a89-99a3-b145-d341-0ff55a5b66e7@sunshine.net>
On 2017-08-11 11:33 AM, Adam Sobieski wrote:
>  Credentials 
> should be as easy and intuitive for users to initialize and to 
> configure as installing operating systems or configuring digital wallets.

+1

And the self-updating OSs, that just magically appear, I hope you mean.

Not the ones that take 9 hours to download, and then lose all your 
previous settings. :-)

Steven



> 
> If we get credentials systems right, and secure, we can stop “fake 
> accounts” and “bots” and we can curtail “spam”, “hoaxes” and “fake 
> news” – we can defend digital democracy.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Adam Sobieski
> http://www.phoster.com/about/
> https://www.w3.org/community/argumentation/
> https://www.w3.org/community/collaboration/
> 
> P.S.:
> http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/2017/07/17/troops-trolls-and-trouble-makers-a-global-inventory-of-organized-social-media-manipulation/ 
> (http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2017/07/Troops-Trolls-and-Troublemakers.pdf)
> http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/2017/07/18/spreading-fake-news-becomes-standard-practice-for-governments-across-the-world/
> http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/2017/07/18/government-cyber-troops-manipulate-facebook-twitter-study-says/
> https://www.belfercenter.org/project/defending-digital-democracy
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