NYT publisher at Davos: “Disinformation” is “the most existential” challenge we’re grappling with as a society

Jan 19, 2023 | Political News

The head of the New York Times Company, one of the most powerful media companies in the world, declared so-called “disinformation” to be “the most existential” challenge that society is grappling with during an appearance on a panel at Davos in Switzerland and called for social media platforms to “differentiate and elevate trustworthy sources of information consistently.”

A. G. Sulzberger, the chairman of The New York Times Company and publisher of The New York Times, also suggested that calling the “free press” names such as “fake news” and “enemies of the people” is something people should be “really worried about.”

Sulzberger made the comments at the ’s 2023 annual meeting — a yearly meeting where powerful elites from government, business, and media descend on Davos to push their agendas.