Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: fake news

  • The Telegram Conundrum in Brazil

    —Gustavo Buss, Master of Laws UFPR, & Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Professor of Constitutional Law at UFPR and Uninter The last few years have provided concrete examples of how the political discourse has occupied new corners of the digital arena.

  • Giving Substance to Singapore’s Fake News Law: Online Citizen

    — Marcus Teo, Sheridan Fellow, National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law The threat that fake news poses to free speech and democracy is now well-established, though less established is how Governments should address it. Legislation which requires social media companies and intermediaries to remove or rebuff falsehoods posted on their platforms, like Germany’s Network Enforcement Act, are now no longer rarities,[1] though some countries like the United States continue to resist regulation.

  • Disinformation, Digital Platforms and COVID-19: Making State Agents Accountable in Brazil

    —Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido and Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) Brazil faces the most critical moment of the COVID-19 pandemic since its beginning in 2020. Death tolls soared to new highs – with more than 300,000 deaths by the end of March 2021 – and the National Public Health System (SUS, Sistema Único de Saúde) is at the brink of a collapse.

  • Lies in the Time of Corona: Attempts to Inoculate Truth from a Pandemic

    —Andrea Scoseria Katz, NYU School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] The problem with lying in politics, the philosopher Hannah Arendt once pointed out, isn’t that people start to take the lies seriously, but rather that “nobody believes anything any longer”: A people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind.