Can The Government Govern Online ‘Fake News’?


The ability of social media platforms to target content and advertising to specific audiences, and to facilitate the rapid sharing of information, has revolutionized advertising. It has provided great benefits to consumers, as well as the online and offline economies.

Unfortunately, Logan Circle Strategies President and AEI visiting fellow Shane Tews notes, those seeking to spread political misinformation and propaganda online leverage these same capabilities.

What exactly is government’s role in addressing misinformation online? That’s a question Tews answers in this column.

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