Call for Book Chapters for the book titled, Fake News, Social Media and Technology

Call for Book Chapters for the book titled, Fake News, Social Media and Technology

(Edited by Prof (Dr.) Nuzhat Parveen Khan and Pawan Kumar; published by Bloomsbury in October 2022)

About the forthcoming book

We are living in the world of internet, and it has become sine quo non for our lives. Digital and technological advancements have pros as well as cons. There has always been a debate on social media and content regulations around the world. Along with social media, fake news has also prospered, and many developing and developed countries have outlawed or in the process of passing legislations to regulate social media, content regulation, protection of intellectual property and use of technology in a way so as to benefit all. In this global age, it is required to have a coherent and internationally acceptable legal framework to curb the spread of fake news within and across countries. The fact that the safe harbour immunity is available to internet intermediaries and their obligation to act on such fake news arises only upon their knowledge of the same, makes the problem tricky. Therefore, while making any attempt to curb the menace of fake news, the huge silos of data being generated by users necessitate the use of artificial intelligence. The world has seen the impact of Cambridge Analytica and other organisations in changing the political dimensions in different countries. To achieve an enabling and effective digital infrastructure powered by technology/Artificial Intelligence, what can be important tool pertaining to the rights of the members of democratic societies; how laws of nation-states and legal rights of both the users and the internet intermediaries can be protected at social media. This book seeks to address these compelling issues in below mentioned broad themes and papers would also be included if touching the theme of the book.

Broad themes

This book aims to answer some of these questions through different chapter in following broad themes:

  1. Social Media and Content Regulation
  2. Technology and Social Media
  3. Technology, AI and Fake News
  4. Internet and Fake News
  5. Fake News- Myth and Debunk
  6. Technology and IPR
  7. Content Regulatory Scenario- comparative analysis
  8. Freedom of Speech and Regulations
  9. Deep Fakes, AI and Public Law
  10. Encryption, E-Governance and Cyber Courts
  11. Privacy, Data Protection and Social Media
  12. Comparative legislations on the above topics from around the globe.

These are broad indicative themes only. Papers will also be considered if connected with the theme of the book.

Abstract/Chapter Submission Guidelines

Interested scholars are invited to an abstract in no longer than 350 words by August 10, 2022 to (please use “CFP: Fake News, Social Media and Technology” as the subject line of your e-mail) for double blind peer review.

Applicants will be notified about selection of abstract by August 15, 2022. Full drafts of chapters in 5000 words must be submitted no later than September 15, 2022. Full drafts will go for double blind peer review, and it is expected from contributors to incorporate changes if suggested. The book is expected to be published in October 2022.

About the editors:

Professor (Dr.) Nuzhat Parveen Khan is currently working as Professor and Dean at School of Law, Bennett University. She has over 31 years of teaching experience and was former Dean and Professor at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia (a central university) New Delhi. She has authored dozens of books and guided numerous LL.M and Ph.D scholars.
Pawan Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at School of Law, Bennett University. He is a Ph.D candidate at the Indian Law Institute and has pursued LL.M from South Asian University and BA,LL.B from Chanakya National Law University.

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