On 21st February 2018, Medianama held a discussion in Delhi, on Fake News and Online Content Regulation, with support from Facebook. The following is notes from the discussion on 'What platforms can do to address Fake News'. The discussion covered possible regulations that could be undertaken to control fake news and features that could be implemented by platform holders to aid in the process. Any discussions on the issue of eliminating fake news have had an impact on the preexisting debate on online content regulation. Amba Kak of the Mozilla Foundation said, "For better or for worse, it seems that the question of what do we do with fake news and the separate question of how do we curb the power of platforms is often conflated. The reason why policy people like me find this confusing is the latter question which is about what do we do with platforms, in general, intersects with many issues, not just fake news. It intersects with privacy, competition, defamation, copyright law, hate speech among others. Of course, it makes sense that the conversation is around platforms as they are the primary sites where fake news is amplified and propagated. In the recent past, there have been some evidence-based claims that both the technology and the design of these platforms are actually contributing to the spread of fake news." [caption id="attachment_181942" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Amba Kak, Mozilla Foundation[/caption] So what are the policy proposals that people suggest when it comes to regulating fake news on platforms?…
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