‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf said people should ‘use their brains’ to spot fake news, not censorship

Vint Cerf said people should ‘use their brains’ to spot fake news – Business Insider

“”Some people would like to find a way to suppress what they consider to be misinformation, fake news, and hate speech,” said Cerf, likely referring to Germany’s government. “The problem that I believe we encounter as soon as we start doing that is who decides and on what grounds to suppress content.

“When you begin asking for mechanisms to automate that, you start down a path which is pretty scary. It’s the same path that the Chinese have already gone down. Is that really where you want this country to go? That’s not where I want this country to go. It’s not where I want America to go either.””

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