Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy

Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement news policies to regain trust.

By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

A platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy, and democracy.

Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement much needed processes for self-regulation and governance to help regain the trust of the public, politicians, and regulatory authorities.

Read this report to:

  • Discover specific issues concerning political information and political speech on Facebook
  • Understand the major changes that Facebook has made in recent years
  • Review an assessment of these changes, and the suggestions as to what more it should do