Cheap speech [electronic resource] : how disinformation poisons our politics -- and how to cure it / Richard L. Hasen
- Hasen, Richard L.
- New Haven [Connecticut] ; London : Yale University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xi, 245 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- "What can be done consistent with the First Amendment to ensure that American voters can make informed election decisions and hold free elections amid a flood of virally spread disinformation and the collapse of local news reporting? How should American society counter the actions of people like former President Donald J. Trump, who used social media to convince millions of his followers to doubt the integrity of U.S. elections and helped foment a violent insurrection? What can we do to minimize disinformation campaigns aimed at suppressing voter turnout? With piercing insight into the current debates over free speech, censorship, and Big Tech's responsibilities, Richard L. Hasen proposes legal and social measures to restore Americans' access to reliable information on which democracy depends. In an era when quack COVID treatments and bizarre QAnon theories have entered the mainstream, this book explains how to assure both freedom of ideas and a commitment to truth."--
- 9780300259377 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0300259379 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-235) and index.
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