The Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium – News, Disinformation, and the Responsibility of Social Media Companies will be held October 18 (8am-5pm) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
The Utah Law Review is thrilled to announce this year’s symposium topic: News, Disinformation, and the Responsibility of Social Media Companies. The event is designed to investigate twin problems arising from the changing media landscape. In recent years, major social media platforms have become the primary mechanism for the distribution of news-delivering, but not producing, journalism on matters of public concern, while attracting much of the advertising revenue that once supported traditional news organizations. These same platforms have also become the primary target for those who would spread disinformation, which is regularly consumed and shared by users as if it were news. The ways that these companies’ policies and practices foster or impede both news and disinformation have significant consequences for the American citizen and for democracy as a whole.
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