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Democracy 4.0 and Fake News

The power of non-state organizations and forums is growing as they pay an increasing role in addressing various challenges – e.g. the various Mayors' organizations, NGOs, expert groups – challenging but also complementing the standard policymaking organizations; therefore, coordination and cooperation among the different actors should increase.

Repositories and software for data and information validation should be available to counter the spread of post-truth politics and misinformation fed by the combination of false news reporting and the increasing ubiquity of social media. 

  • “Democracy 4.0” should be expanded to enable comprehensive and transparent participation in the decision-making process.

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