In December 2019, the Australian Government requested that major digital platforms in Australia develop a voluntary code of practice to address online disinformation and news quality concerns. The ACMA was tasked with overseeing the development of this code and reporting on platforms’ measures and the broader impacts of disinformation in Australia.
In June 2020, the ACMA released a public position paper to guide the development of the voluntary code of practice.
The government released the ACMA’s report on the adequacy of digital platforms’ disinformation and news quality measures in March 2022.
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