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The real-world effects of ‘fake news’ – and how to quantify them

The spread of anti-vaccination misinformation on social media, (and its implications for public health and the global fight against COVID-19) is a textbook example of how misinformation can have serious real world effects particularly while we tackle the virus. In advance of a webinar for SCL in September looking at causation in civil cases, a team of economists and data experts from FTI Consulting explain how social media data, artificial intelligence and traditional statistical analysis can be deployed – together – to examine important questions of causation arising from 'fake news'.

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This week's Techlaw News Round-Up

Advertising to children, US FAQs on Schrems, ICO FAQs about Brexit, EU consultation on Digital Copyright Directive and more in this week’s round-up of techlaw news from the past week.

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This week's Techlaw News Round-Up

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 12) Regulations 2020 in force, Online Intermediation Services for Business Users (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 made, Digital Identity consultation, AI consultation and more in this week’s round-up of techlaw news from the past week.

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