TROY, Mich. Nov. 17, 2022 — Since 2016, the spread of disinformation has grown to be a major threat to people and the democratic process. However, since online content crosses state lines, the federal government has jurisdiction and bears the responsibility of ensuring its citizens do not fall victim to malicious falsehoods that can impact them personally, as well as threaten our democratic institutions. This is why state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) introduced House Resolution 360, which would urge Congress to pass legislation to counter the growing threat of online disinformation.
“As a state legislator, I am committed to using the tools at my disposal to press this issue with our federal partners,” Kuppa said. “We need to take the necessary actions to create secure places to share information without dangerous disinformation efforts muddying the waters of fact vs. fiction, especially for our children and seniors. This is why I urge Congress to take action to confront the growing threat of online disinformation.”