UN Human Rights Council: Disinformation and Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Submission/proposal/advocacy/recommendation

Website/link: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/47/25

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Published date: April 13, 2021

Author: Irene Khan

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Privacy and data protection

A major challenge to addressing disinformation and misinformation is
knowledge gaps arising from the lack of access to data, especially in relation to developing countries. More attention should be given to making data available for research, policymaking, monitoring and evaluation. The concept of “differential privacy” could provide a way forward for access to mega data for research purposes while respecting the human rights and safety concerns of users.
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here: https://ceip.knack.com/pcio-baseline-datasets]