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Disinformation : Laws, Policy, Regulation

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Approaches to disinformation from a legal perspective include topics such as censorship vs. free speech, company liability for content as reflected in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, privacy of individual data, anti-trust legislation, surveillance, regulating social media platform functionality and algorithms, and pursuit of existing criminal law. Globally, there are many researchers, think tanks, NGO’s and governmental bodies contributing to the policy discussion.

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