Part of the Volume on Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility
As concern about the credibility of information on the Internet grows, so do pressures for government attempts to mitigate the problem. This chapter examines the potential roles of government in dealing with public concerns about information credibility. It argues that public policy will be a political negotiation between a positive view of digital media as crucial infrastructure for education, and a negative view of an unregulated, dangerous environment especially for children. The chapter concludes that more attention should be paid to developing policies that support both users and educators to find and evaluate the information they need.