The Yale Law Journal


Online Platforms and Free Speech: Regulating Fake News

09 Oct 2017
Internet Law

The 2016 election was marked by an epidemic of "fake news," or false information made to look like credible news reports. This Collection offers a series of policy proposals and reflections on the origins of fake news and how the dissemination of misinformation online can be addressed.


Helping Truth with Its Boots: Accreditation as an Antidote to Fake News

Anna Gonzalez & David Schulz

A generally accepted, objective way to differentiate reliable generators of accurate information from purveyors of “fake news” would take significant positive steps toward combating its spread. Other spheres of our economy successfully use private accreditation systems to distinguish quality product…


Real Talk About Fake News: Towards a Better Theory for Platform Governance

Nabiha Syed

Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, “fake news” has dominated popular dialogue and is increasingly perceived as a unique threat to an informed democracy. Despite the common use of the term, it eludes common definition. When we agonize over the fake news phenomenon, though, we are not talk…


Wikipedia and Intermediary Immunity: Supporting Sturdy Crowd Systems for Producing Reliable Information

Jacob Rogers

The problem of fake news impacts a massive online ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating, sharing, and disseminating content around the world. One effective approach to addressing false information lies in monitoring such information through an active, engaged volunteer community. Wikip…