D66 in action against the spread of medical misinformation

D66 in action against the spread of medical misinformation
D66 in action against the spread of medical misinformation
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D66 wants outgoing Minister Pia Dijkstra (Medical Care) to take measures against the spread of medical misinformation on social media. The tech companies behind apps such as TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn and X fall short in this regard.

According to MP Wieke Paulusma, who has asked parliamentary questions about this, the tech companies involved do not comply with the rules of the European Digital Services Act (DSA) on this point.

So-called influencers (people with a large following on social media and an audience that follows them) are increasingly spreading unfounded and incorrect medical information through these channels. As with the distribution of financial information on social media, rules should apply to the statements and content of these ‘medical influencers’. Paulusma believes that the minister should take action towards social media companies, for example by having the supervisory authority conduct an investigation. Combating this misinformation cannot only be left to these social media companies, the government must also play a role in this.

The article is in Dutch

Tags: D66 action spread medical misinformation

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