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Australian voluntary code(s) of practice for online misinformation

The government has asked digital platforms to develop voluntary codes of practice to counter misinformation and help users to better identify the quality of online news and information.

The ACMA has been asked to oversee the development of these codes and report back to government in June 2021. We have released a position paper, accessible from this page, which outlines what we think the codes should cover.

It also sets out how the ACMA will assess the codes’ development and effectiveness.

The ACMA expects digital platforms to have a code or codes in place by December 2020.

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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