Albert Han, 31 Jan, 2020
- Masato Kajimoto, a professor at Hong Kong University’s Journalism and Media Studies Center, said most people sharing misinformation on social media do not mean any harm, and do so to help their friends and family.
- Kajimoto, who specialises in news literacy and misinformation ecosystems in Asia, runs a student fact-checking team, Annie Lab.
- Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were using methods such as third-party fact checkers, flagging harmful content or algorithm, to fight misinformation.
- The news audience and social media users should be more aware of the potential impact of spreading rumours and it can be stopped in time.