By Francis Beland, Executive Director, OASIS Open
Creating global standards for disinformation data is a multifaceted and complicated process and requires the involvement of many stakeholders.
Tech giants or LLM (large language model) companies possess numerous advantages that make them ideal for taking a position of leadership in setting open standards on global data disinformation. These include dominance in data collection and handling, in-depth comprehension of their platform, technological expertise, global reach, and considerable economic influence.
Some might say that LLMs may have potential conflicts of interest, issues with data privacy, or may focus on control. OASIS Open believes that our collaborative solution is the best and only route in which tech companies have an active role while taking into consideration the needs of the rest of the public, small organizations, and individuals.
At OASIS Open, we believe that true open standards that are widely used and universally accepted should include LLM companies to provide a global viewpoint and act as unifying forces among countries.
Moreover, technology companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, must also be part of the discussion due to their involvement in the spread of disinformation. These companies have access to vast amounts of user data and are best positioned to implement the standards effectively. Academics who study the topics related to disinformation should also be involved to provide a theoretical foundation and well-tested recommendations for setting up the standards.
Additionally, non-profit organizations and NGOs, dedicated to digital rights, freedom of expression, and data privacy should be consulted to advocate for the interests of citizens.
Similarly, media organizations, given their role in sharing information, should be consulted for input on how the standards should be followed when disseminating data. Cybersecurity companies specializing in the technical aspects of data management should also be consulted to help ensure the safety and security of data. Lastly, individuals and consumers, as those who will be affected by disinformation, should be given a voice in these conversations through public consultations and surveys.
We invite all stakeholders to participate in developing global standards for information disinformation. This will guarantee that various perspectives and expertise are accounted for, which is key for producing efficient, fair, and reliable global standards for disinformation data. To contribute to this important work as a founding sponsor, please contact email@example.com.