Dealing with Disinformation: Evaluating the Case for CDA 230 Amendment

Hwang, Tim

Recent revelations surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and the role that “fake news” may have played in shaping voter preferences have sparked a broad conversation among researchers, policymakers, technologists, and others on how to combat the spread and influence of disinformation online. Emerging from this conversation has been a number of proposals that seek to pass legislation or promulgate regulations that would make it more difficult for disinformation to flow through the web.