The Communications Legislation Amendment (Combating Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 was recently introduced by Federal Labor in the Australian Parliament. This law proposal foreshadows the imposition of an obligation on digital platforms to police alleged ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’. The definition of ‘misinformation’ found in this law proposal is so broad that it could capture any statement made by Australians in the context of reasonable political debate.
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