I think the idea that social networks act has “Truth Police” is stupid and dangerous. Instead of solving the actual problem adds another layer that will create even more problems.
Do I have to talk like a philosophy student to talk about why is stupid? People hate philosophy and people that use philosophy, so I am not going to fall in that trap.
What social networks need to do, is to stop filtering the frontpage based on the user bias. This is what is creating polarization, when people can and do filter different opinions, and only get confirmation bias.
Web sites like Facebook started doing this, and made the whole thing into a political sliding slope.
Another thing that would help, but is not possible at 100%, is to remove the mechanism that make it very easy to reforward shit. Have people download images and upload them again. Or write opinions again from scratch. If forwarding stuff is less easy, you lowered the power of chain letters.
I don’t see anyone talking about this, only about utopia solutions that will only make things worse.
The average person sometimes break the law but think “criminals” are a group of people that live in other part of the town and the law don’t apply to them. That truth is what is left when nobody lies. Shit is much more complicated than that, yo.