FAKE NEWS, INFODEMIC & CYBERLAW
We are today living in very strange and unprecedented times when there is all kinds of information all around us. While news has been an important tool for humans, the advent of fake news has brought forward completely new paradigm for all of us. We all have been hearing term “fake news”. We have also seen various instances of fake news in our daily lives. However, fake news is not just a superficial phenomenon but attracts various cyber legal nuances and complexities also connected therewith.
This book examine the legal, policy and regulatory pertaining to fake news at the international level. Clearly, fake news has assumed such proportion that it needs to be appropriately regulated. However, there is no unanimity as to how the said regulation of fake news has to take place. This assumes even more significance since there are fundamental differences as to how stakeholders need to define fake news.
Fake news not just poisons the information ecosystem but also prejudicially impacts the human thought process. Today, fake news and its dissemination has reached such significant proportions that it is already beginning to impact public order and even in some cases sovereign interests of sovereign nations.
With the advent of social media, fake news has got a remarkable engine, which acts as a catalyst for its further dissemination and growth. This book has sought to clarify what all cyber legal approaches are being adopted globally in the direction of regulation of fake news and what further issues need to be addressed by government and policymakers, while dealing with contentious issues of fake news.
This book should of relevance to every user in the digital ecosystem who accesses information or being a potential reader or recipient of fake news or connected propaganda. This book should of value to all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem.
This book has been written in layman’s language so that complex nuances of cyber legal issues pertaining to fake news could be easily communicated. This book represents an important step in the direction of evolving jurisprudence concerning fake news at global levels.
This book should become an important reference point for various stakeholders in the digital ecosystems who are either connected with or dealing with phenomenon of fake news and its accompanying complexities.
This Book is authored by Dr. Pavan Duggal (http://www.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. This Book’s Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates ( http://pavanduggalassociates.com/ ) which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.
© Dr. Pavan Duggal, 2020