What “Fake News” Laws Might Look Like

What “Fake News” Laws Might Look Like

Some of the social media giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about fake news. As legislators debate whether to begin regulating fake news, the Goldman blog looks at what laws European countries have instituted. Fortunately, Columbia Journalism Review has already done the work and produced this article on the subject. To some extent, Europe’s challenges are similar to those in the United States, balancing free speech with regulation. There are no easy answers to the dilemma, but seeing the outcomes of what others have already done are good first steps.