Disinformation online: potential legal and regulatory ramifications to the right to free elections – policy position paper
Chapter from the book: Loizides, F et al. 2020. Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Adjunct Proceedings from the INTERACT 2019 Workshops.
This paper provides an overview on the implications of digital information disorder to exercise the right to free elections. It suggests a need for public scrutiny and calls for action on the revision of rules on political advertising, on enhanced accountability of internet intermediaries, on strengthening quality journalism and empowerment of voters towards a critical evaluation of electoral communication. Furthermore, it considers the potential role and involvement of national regulators and of the judiciary in law enforcement and regulation.