UNESCO: Internet for Trust Conference discusses guidelines for online platforms

27 February, 2023

https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/02/1133827 [*see note below]

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com

[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): Below is the opening text. Did any HIFA members attend this conference? It would be good to hear about the inputs from a global health perspective. In no area of information is reliability more important than in health. We look forward to see the guidelines in September, but will there be an opportunity for stakeholders to review the first draft?

'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.

'The three-day event marked the latest phase in the global dialogue to develop regulatory solutions for social media to improve the reliability of information and promote human rights online...']