Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023—fact sheet

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Misinformation and disinformation spread via digital platform services is a major issue worldwide. The rapid spread of false, misleading and deceptive information online has resulted in a multitude of harms from disrupted public health responses to foreign interference in elections and the undermining of democratic institutions. The ACMA recommended the government provide it with a graduated set of new powers to combat misinformation and disinformation across the sector. These powers would increase transparency and ensure that digital platform services are held to account if voluntary industry efforts prove to be inadequate.