FAKE NEWS & CYBERLAW
Today, we all are consuming data and information on social media. Most of the times, we tend to believe that what we see on social media is correct. The advent of Over-The-Top Applications like WhatsApp have further made the dissemination of information as easy as the click of a button. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the information that is posted on social media is invariably either not accurate or is false.
Various state and non-state actors are constantly working so as to disseminate fake news on platforms of social media for vested purposes. Consequently, fake news has emerged as one of the top important challenges facing Governments of the world. Even the President of the United States of America has constantly underlined the menace of fake news and the need for its effective regulation. The advent of fake news and its constant dissemination on computer platforms and social media across the internet, has actually brought forward large number of legal and policy issues. Fake news as a paradigm threatens to intrinsically impact the authenticity and the character of information available on social media and on the internet.
This Book seeks to examine the important legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to fake news at a global level, to analyze what are the various cyberlaw approaches adopted in different countries to deal with fake news and further what are the other legal paradigms that need to be addressed by lawmakers and decision makers as they go forward in the direction of effectively regulating fake news.
This Book should be of value to all Lawyers, Policymakers, Lawmakers, Parliamentarians, Legal Practitioners, who are concerned with or are interested in the phenomenon of fake news and its effectively regulation. It has been written in a very simple layman’s language so as to present in a common man’s perspective on complicated nuances pertaining to Fake News.
This Book is authored by Pavan Duggal (pavanduggal.com), internationally renowned and acclaimed foremost expert on Cyber Security Law and Cyberlaw, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world, he runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates ( pavanduggalassociates.com/ ) which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.
© Pavan Duggal, 2018