Duke Profs Call For Biden To Create A Misinformation Commission

Duke Profs Call For Biden To Create A Misinformation Commission


A pair of Duke University professors are calling on President-elect Joe Biden to establish a bipartisan commission to address fake news.

The commission, said professors Philip Napoli and Bill Adair, who also helped launch PolitiFact, would investigate the rise of fake news and propose recommendations to a Democratic White House and Congress to cement the corporate media and big tech’s monopoly on truth.

Duke U. profs @BillAdairDuke and @pmnapoli call on Biden to establish a bipartisan commission on misinformation: https://t.co/Iu316Gt4hp

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) January 12, 2021

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“The attack on the Capitol was rooted in misinformation,” the professors explained in an op-ed for The Hill, capitalizing on the siege to warrant the commission. “By moving swiftly to establish a commission with a broad mission and a diverse membership, President-elect Biden can seize the moment to address one of the greatest problems facing the nation.” In other words, let no crisis go to waste.

Napoli and Adair complained that

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