Truth Markets

20 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2023

See all articles by F. E. Guerra-Pujol

F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

Date Written: January 16, 2023


A growing chorus of legal scholars and policy makers have decried the proliferation of false information on the Internet--e.g. fake news, conspiracy theories, and the like--while at the same time downplaying the dangers of Internet censorship, including shadow bans, arbitrary or selective enforcement of content moderation policies, and other forms of Internet speech suppression. This Article proposes a simple alternative to censorship: a truth market.

Keywords: conspiracy theories, fake news, false information, Internet, truth markets, belief contracts, beauty contests

JEL Classification: D89, K24, K19

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., Truth Markets (January 16, 2023). Available at SSRN: or

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics