It seems to be that we've got a new threat on the #fediverse #eunomia
Eunomia wants to provide a score of the trustworthiness of users to take control over the fake news.
A big problem with this is that the project is backed by the EU, this means that the EU will have the potential to push or hide whatever news or users they agree or disagree with. Becoming more of a filter and censorship mechanism than a solution to fake news.
We've already seen how the EU implanted a filter with #article17
) and #article15
) and how they want to implement censorship with the soon to be approved anti-terrorist regulation (a better name would be authoritarian censorship more info on https://www.laquadrature.net/en/terreg/).
This project is also backed by Mastodon's creator, and will work on implementing this on Mastodon.
I guess that I'm happy to use my own Pleroma instance and I'll be able to block any instance I don't feel comfortable with. But a threat on a part of the fediverse is a threat to all of us.
I encourage you to learn more about the project here https://eunomia.social
because the only way to fight against fake news is contrasting information and sources by yourself, not letting governments choose what you should and shouldn't read.