Call for Papers: Misinformation/Disinformation and the Law

Deadline: 

12/1/20

Event Date: 

06/15/21

Organization: 

Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) at Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis University Law Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS MISINFORMATION/DISINFORMATION AND THE LAW

The Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) at Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis University Law Journal invite abstract proposals for a special issue on misinformation/disinformation and the law. The avenues for misinformation (the dissemination of inaccurate content, irrespective of intent) and disinformation (the deliberate spread of inaccurate information with the purpose of misleading others) have increased dramatically in recent years, in both online and offline environments.

We are seeking proposals for articles that help map out the heterogeneity of misinformation and disinformation, and in particular its salience in the legal and regulatory space, as well as possible solutions to ongoing manifestations of misinformation/disinformation. We are looking for contributions focusing on different areas of misinformation/disinformation (e.g. health, environmental, financial, religious, political, online, offline). Work on jurisdictions or regions outside of the U.S. is welcome. Likewise, as long as there is a connection to a legal dimension of a misinformation/disinformation problem, we welcome submissions from across disciplines and professions, from legal scholars and those outside of law alike.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. We welcome proposals for articles between 2,500 and 6,000 words. Submissions should be sent via email to the Center for International and Comparative Law (cicl@slu.edu) by December 1, 2020. Decisions will be communicated on December 15, 2020. Accepted papers will be due on June 15, 2021.

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