Friday, 24 February 2023 07:45

Internet for Trust Conference discusses guidelines for online platforms

Children at St. Columba’s School, Delhi, India, use a mobile phone

The first-ever conference to discuss draft global guidelines for regulating digital platforms ended on Thursday in Paris with a call to uphold the right to seek and receive information in the face of rising disinformation online.

More than 4,300 people participated in the Internet for Trust Conference, organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which will launch the guidelines in September.

When misinformation & disinformation spread, facts are undermined & public trust is no longer there.

This makes it much more difficult for the @UN & its agencies to make the world a better place.

The digital world needs to be regulated: #InternetForTrust