New Law to Prevent Fake News Will Cause Harm

Shoshana Weissman
Digital media manager and a fellow at the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington, D.C.

Recently passed legislation in California that targets online bots purports to address the fake news problem and the undue influence of advertising. It accomplishes none of that. The legislation will, however, allow government officials to target ordinary behavior by companies, candidates and political organizations that is not conventionally considered “bot” activity. The new law, which […]

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