Why a Storm of Misinformation May Loom in 2024

From a Washington Post analysis by Cristiano Lima headlined “Why a ‘perfect storm’ of misinformation may loom in 2024”:

A majority of researchers expect global misinformation to worsen in 2024, with politicians and social media posing the most serious threats, according to a new survey.

The poll, which surveyed almost 300 researchers across 50 countries, found that only a small fraction — 12 percent — think the information environment in their countries will improve next year, while 54 percent said it will deteriorate.

The International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE), the Swiss-based nongovernmental organization behind the survey, said the results demonstrate “significant pessimism” among experts.