Nobel Peace Prize Winner Describes Fighting a ‘Virus of Lies’

The Philippine journalist and free-speech advocate has three immediate action items for the U.S.

Maria Ressa, PHOTO: REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

“In order to keep doing my job, I’ve had to post bail”

Documenting the spread of disinformation

“We have coronavirus in the real world. Here, in the information ecosystem, you have the virus of lies.”

What U.S. lawmakers and social media companies must do

“These are American companies,” she said. “It ripples to us, and it is the countries in the global south that pay the worst price for the excesses of American companies.



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