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'If people are being duped, you don't get results that represent what they want'

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By Darren McCaffrey
Jimmy Wales and Darren McCaffrey
Jimmy Wales and Darren McCaffrey

Technology providers have a duty to do more to educate citizens about the dangers of fake news ahead of the European elections, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Speaking to Euronews' Darren McCaffrey, Wales said that the issue was crucially important ahead of the vote for European parliament members at the end of May.

He gave the example of Facebook flagging up posts that have

"The whole point of democracy is to express the will of the people, But if the people are being duped and tricked by complete lies and false information for whatever reason, then we end up with results that don't really represent what the people really want," he said.