Europol wants to know how to police “misinformation” in the metaverse

Oct 27, 2022 | Political News

The metaverse is still a concept but many are already concerned about how to best police it: from Big Tech that is supposed to build this “new iteration of the internet,” the various power centers who would like to regulate it, to the actual police.

Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, has published an observatory report titled, Policing in the Metaverse – What Law Enforcement Needs to Know, that focuses on current developments, potential implications and provides what it calls “key recommendations.”

“The challenges of monitoring what happens online will be greatly amplified for the metaverse. It will not just be a matter of moderating vastly more content, but also of behavior, which is both ephemeral in nature and even more context-dependent than the content we are currently used to,” states the report.