Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry’s warning for the web

Stephen Fry has issued a stark warning to prepare for the internet of the future, or face the worst of science fiction's predictions.

The actor and comedian was giving a lecture at the Hay Festival in Powys, when he made the claims.

Fry criticised the “technophobes”, including politicians, who he said had been too slow to react to developments like artificial intelligence.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40076701

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Stephen Fry: Facebook and other platforms should be classed as publishers
Stephen Fry has called for Facebook and other “aggregating news agencies” to be reclassified as publishers in order to stop fake news and online abuse spreading by making social media subject to the same legal responsibilities as traditional news websites.

Outlining his “reformation” for the internet, as part of the Hay literary festival’s programme to mark the quincentenary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses in 1517, Fry accused social media platforms of refusing to “take responsibility for those dangerous, defamatory, inflammatory and fake items whose effects will have legal consequences for traditional printed or broadcast media, but which they can escape”.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/28/stephen-fry-facebook-and-other-platforms-should-be-classed-as-publishers

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