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Book titled "Fake News, Social Media and Technology": Call for Chapters

Bennett University is coming up with a book titled "Fake News, Social Media and Technology" and published by Bloomsbury. The book is expected to be published in the month of October, 2022.

About the forthcoming book:
We are living in the world of internet, and it has become sine quo non for our lives. Digital and technological advancements have pros as well as cons. There has always been a debate on social media and content regulations around the world. Along with social media, fake news has also prospered, and many developing and developed countries have outlawed or in the process of passing legislations to regulate social media, content regulation, protection of intellectual property and use of technology in a way so as to benefit all.

In this global age, it is required to have a coherent and internationally acceptable legal framework to curb the spread of fake news within and across countries. The fact that the safe harbour immunity is available to internet intermediaries and their obligation to act on such fake news arises only upon their knowledge of the same, makes the problem tricky. Therefore, while making any attempt to curb the menace of fake news, the huge silos of data being generated by users necessitate the use of artificial intelligence. The world has seen the impact of Cambridge Analytica and other organisations in changing the political dimensions in different countries.

To achieve an enabling and effective digital infrastructure powered by Technology / Artificial Intelligence, what can be important tool pertaining to the rights of the members of democratic societies; how laws of nation-states and legal rights of both the users and the internet intermediaries can be protected at social media. This book seeks to address these compelling issues in below mentioned broad themes and papers would also be included if touching the theme of the book.

Broad themes:
This book aims to answer some of these questions through different chapter in following broad themes:

  • Social Media and Content Regulation
  • Technology and Social Media
  • Technology, AI and Fake News
  • Internet and Fake News
  • Fake News- Myth and Debunk
  • Technology and IPR
  • Content Regulatory Scenario- comparative analysis
  • Freedom of Speech and Regulations
  • Deep Fakes, AI and Public Law
  • Encryption, E-Governance and Cyber Courts
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Social Media
  • Comparative legislations on the above topics from around the globe.

Note: These are broad indicative themes only. Papers will also be considered if connected with the theme of the book.

Abstract / Chapter Submission Guidelines:

  • Interested scholars are invited to an abstract in no longer than 350 words by 10th August, 2022 to (please use "CFP: Fake News, Social Media and Technology" as the subject line of your e-mail) for double blind peer review.
  • Full drafts will go for double blind peer review, and it is expected from contributors to incorporate changes if suggested.

Important Dates:

Applicants will be notified about selection of abstract:

15th August, 2022

Full drafts of chapters in 5000 words must be submitted no later than:

15th September, 2022

The book is expected to be published in:

October, 2022

Asst. Prof. Pawan Kumar
School of Law, Bennett University,
Greater Noida

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