Anti-misinformation legislation around the world

Nov 4, 2018

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Worth a read:

  • Last week, the Harvard Law School Library launched the Caselaw Access Project API and bulk data service, which put 360 years of U.S. caselaw online for free for anyone to view and access.
  • IndonesiaLeaks launched its first collaborative investigative journalism report last month that exposed corruption among police officers. And already, top officials are dismissing the report and social media campaigns are seeking to discredit it. (GIJN)
  • Poynter created a guide and interactive map of anti-misinformation legislation around the world. The guide will be updated on an ongoing basis.

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