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The Fake News Crisis: Lessons for Australia from the Asia-Pacific
reportposted on 13.12.2021, 04:39 authored by Andrea CarsonAndrea Carson
https://government.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/3849600/GDCPolicyBrief12_FakeNews_final20.05.21.pdfBefore the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the spread of misinformation and disinformation online was a major global problem that can harm social cohesion, public health and safety, and political stability. The pandemic has highlighted how fake news about coronavirus and its treatments, even when spread innocently with no intention of causing harm, can cause real-world harm, and even death. This Policy Brief, based on the recent report Fighting Fake News research report, derives lessons from misinformation regulation online in Singapore and Indonesia.