Is There No Way to the Truth? Copyright Liability as a Model for Restricting Fake News

  title={Is There No Way to the Truth? Copyright Liability as a Model for Restricting Fake News},
  author={MichaelD.E. Goodyear},
A proliferation of fake news has flooded U.S. websites and social media. From misinformation affecting the 2016 election to individuals making profits off of creating false stories, the United States desperately needs a legal response to the fake news crisis. However, U.S. law has effectively forestalled any attempts to bring fake news to heel. The First Amendment has been held to protect fake news. The Communications Decency Act, codified as Section 230, protects online platforms from the… 
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