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Online misinformation and news quality in Australia: Position paper to guide code development

The government has asked digital platforms to develop a voluntary code of practice to counter disinformation and help users to better identify the quality of online news and information. The ACMA will oversee the development of the code.

In June 2020, the ACMA released a public position paper to guide the development of the voluntary code. The final code was published in February 2021.

In June 2021, the ACMA provided a report to government on:

  • the code development process
  • the adequacy of digital platforms’ measures
  • the broader impacts of misinformation in Australia.

Find out more about online misinformation.

Email the ACMA to find out more about our role in the code development process.

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