In a world that both democratizes personal opinion and deteriorates the truth, there are inevitably acceptable differences of opinion and unacceptable differences of opinion. For example, the distortion of truth that we read in WSJ editorials are acceptable differences of opinion. Denial of foreign aggressors’ influence in financing the radicalizing hostility among Americans is an unacceptable difference in opinion. That raises immense challenge of referring between the two types of disinformation.
My opinion and forecast are different on this important issue:
Opinion: I personally do not see much social value in democratizing opinion since there is no indication, throughout human history, that the majority of population will bother to discern truth.
Forecast: we will regulate supersized opinion platforms as monopolies in anti-trust actions that will not significantly address the misinformation, disinformation and malinformation.