Dostupnost mediálního obsahu: blokování dezinformačních webů

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Title in English Accessibility of Media Content: Blocking Disinformation Sites


Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Právník
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Open access článku
Keywords disinformation; blocking; freedom of speech; Russian Federation; case study; proportionality
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Description The fundamental impact of radio, so characteristic of the first half of the 20th century, or television, which dominated the second half of the 20th century, is a thing of the past. Instead, the 21st century is characterised by the rise of digital technologies that confront the “traditional” media environment with numerous challenges. One important phenomenon is disinformation and disinformation media. Although they have been studied and observed for decades they have come to the attention of both the professional and lay public in the context of two significant recent societal challenges: the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. While the impact of disinformation has been debated in the context of the former, there has been no blocking of it. In the latter case, however, the action was taken to suppress the availability of disinformation content. The ultimate aim of this article is to assess the constitutionality of blocking disinformation content in general terms, using the experience of the disinformation campaigns around Covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war as a case in point.
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