Decentralization is the only way to systemically fight social media disinformation
#Russia 's information warfare in the #US didn't stop after Trump was elected. And US social network giants have failed to address it in the last 4 years. Partly because they directly benefit from content engagement, partly because as centralized platforms with billions of users, they naturally offer a bigger incentive to spread misinformation than any effort they are willing to mount to fight it.
The real solution, of course, is breaking the system into human-sized parts, through #decentralization. Even the biggest english-speaking #Fediverse instance has only 400,000 users, which makes it a mediocre target for misinformation with no opportunity for paid reach towards the nearly 3 million #Fediverse users.