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Original Claim

Misinformation and Disinformation is a global challenge

3 months ago

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The assertion that "Misinformation and Disinformation is a global challenge" is widely supported by a variety of reputable sources, indicating that it is not misinformation but a recognized concern across various sectors. The European Parliament acknowledges the impact of disinformation on democratic processes, highlighting the intensification of global media freedom challenges due to 'fake news' laws during the COVID-19 pandemic (European Parliament). The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2024 identifies "Misinformation and disinformation" as the biggest risk, underlining the interconnected risks stemming from the misuse of AI (World Economic Forum). Furthermore, the United Nations and other international bodies have expressed concern over the widespread misinformation and disinformation on critical issues like climate change, emphasizing the obstacles these pose towards progress in addressing global crises (United Nations). These sources collectively affirm the statement's validity, underscoring the global recognition of misinformation and disinformation as significant challenges.