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The Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry: Can Regulating Digital Platforms “Save” the Media Industry or Is It Fake News?

First Published in ICARUS - Spring 2019 ABA Section of Antitrust Law Media and Technology Committee, April 2019

By Evan Miller

V&E lawyer Evan Miller summarizes Australia’s ongoing digital platforms inquiry. Read the snippet below:

Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, terms like “post-truth” and “fake news” have invaded our lexicon. The online reference Dictionary.com even named “misinformation” its word of the year in 2018, defining the term as “false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.” At this point, to write that the internet has revolutionized the way that people spread information—or misinformation, as the case may be—borders on cliché.

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