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Government Responses to Disinformation on Social Media Platforms   [open pdf - 984KB]

From the Comparative Summary: "Concerns regarding the impact of viral dissemination of disinformation on democratic systems of government, on political discourse, on public trust in state institutions, and on social harmony have been expressed by many around the world. These concerns are shared by countries with advanced economies as well as those with emerging and developing economies. [...] This report is composed of individual surveys of the European Union (EU) and fifteen selected countries from around the globe. The countries surveyed vary geographically, culturally, in their systems of government, and in their commitment to democratic principles of governance, which include protections for freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and transparency and oversight of governmental actions, among other things. The surveys were prepared by the foreign law specialists and analysts of the Law Library of Congress's Global Legal Research Directorate based on primary and secondary sources available in the Law Library of Congress's collections, legal databases to which it subscribes, and open sources."

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2019-09
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