Generation Brexit

Automatic flagging scheme to filter out unsubstantial claims on social media?

In this digital era, social media has become the channel that gives us first-hand information on everything that is happening in the world. The Brexit vote raised the issue unsubstantiated claims being made on social media, which subsequently could have affected voters in making an informed decision. Should social media develop an automatic flagging scheme to filter out information backed without any evidence? Under such a scheme, the system would automatically pinpoint posts that are deemed inappropriate or false, thus to reduce its exposure on news feed. I believe that this would continue to uphold freedom of speech online, and would facilitate easier forum to debate ideas, such as the post-Brexit implications. Most importantly, it would prevent the dissemination of fake news online. 

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