Pauli Kiuru, Member of Parliament for the National Coalition Party
MP Talk gives members of parliament the opportunity to share their views on Finnish society with an international audience. The opinions expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Helsinki Times.
Last year, the editors of the main Finnish media organizations made a public statement on behalf of accountable and trustworthy media sources. This was in response to an increasing amount of hate speech, misleading information and disinformation on social media. Furthermore, among the traditional and trustworthy press, there has been a rise in the amount of “fake media”, whose background and aims are comparatively vague.