banking and financial markets regulation
12 July 2019

Future of Data: Fake news – has the train left the station?

Our Future of Data series explores key issues regarding the evolution of data use and data protection.

During the 1990s, when the emerging tech giants were internet service providers, they managed, in key jurisdictions, to secure legislation which largely absolved them from responsibility for the content carried via their systems. As search engines became the window to the world for many of us, and social media platforms overtook television in terms of viewing time, it has become more difficult for Big Tech to claim to be ‘just’ technology companies.

In this piece, we discuss the area of fake news allegations with reference to some related legislations from Europe and a case study from Asia, together with our view for Hong Kong’s way forward.

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