Digital Policy Lab: Policy Digest #5


Policy Digests offer an overview of the latest digital policy developments in Digital Policy Lab (DPL) member countries, including regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives aiming to combat online harms such as disinformation, hate speech, illegal, extremist or terrorist content. In addition to general updates, each Policy Digest provides a snapshot of topic-specific schemes relevant to the upcoming DPL session.

Section 2 focuses on government and platform responses to information manipulation regarding the invasion of Ukraine. Platform responses are considered along three categories: 1) Enforcing existing or updated Terms of Service, including content moderation policies; 2) Labelling and down ranking content; and 3) Banning advertisements and de-monetising disinformation. The snapshot of government responses focuses on measures tackling disinformation and war propaganda via broadcasting, online services (social media and search engines) and other measures such as sanctioning individuals.

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