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GENEVA — Fake news, propaganda and disinformation has always existed. What sets today apart from years gone by is its rapid dissemination and global reach, experts say.

Eileen Donahoe,Senior Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation and former U.S. ambassador to the Human Rights Council, called digital technology a force for good.

She said it has played "a very positive role in facilitating the free flow of information, access to information, blossoming of freedom of expression globally.

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