Can Fake News Be Regulated? [POLICYbrief]
Short video featuring Thomas C. Arthur
|Topics:||Civil Rights • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Free Speech & Election Law|
|Sponsors:||Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group|
On April 11, 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at a congressional hearing regarding questionable content which appeared on the social media platform. Lawmakers grilled Zuckerberg, threatening to regulate his company and its peers.
Can Congress force media companies such as Facebook to ban fake news from their platforms? Prof. Thomas C. Arthur of Emory University School of Law explores the history of fake news and its connection to what the Supreme Court refers to as "political speech."
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