No democracy can function properly if it’s basing its decisions on false or misleading information. Foundation will have to devise some method, or set of rules to ensure the integrity of information as it may be applied to policy.

I recall that several years ago Jim Stark had suggested that It may be useful to simply make it illegal to lie on public airwaves, with strict penalties for those who own or abuse those airways to further ideological or corporate interest, at the expense of public interest. The question then becomes how to insure the integrity of those deciding what’s illegal.

The information contained in the linked articles point the way to a new set of regulations.

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