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March 28, 2017

Fake news: innocuous or intolerable? (WP1542)

We discuss what fake news is, how people can assess different sources of news, filter bubbles and supply and demand. We also discuss regulation and the role of civil societies and NGOs.

Contributors:

David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine

Rasha Abdulla, Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Journalism and Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo