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Taming Big Tech

This article was originally published on LSE News

In the early days of the internet, the view that it would liberate, inform and empower people as a force for good was widely held.

But following a series of scandals, where social media companies are alleged to have breached spending limits and data consent rules in the UK and the US, such optimism […]

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    The Future of Welsh-language broadcaster S4C: Funding and Remit

The Future of Welsh-language broadcaster S4C: Funding and Remit

By Dr Helen Davies and Dr Christina Papagiannouli

In March 2018 the long awaited independent review of S4C under the chairmanship of Euryn Ogwen Williams was published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Its aim is to assess the current remit, funding arrangement and governance structure of S4C and provide recommendations on how S4C can continue to […]

LSE experts on T3: Rodolfo Leyva

As part of a series of interviews with LSE Faculty on themes related to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3), Dr Rodolfo Leyva  talks to LSE MSc student Jack Marks about politics online, ‘slacktivism’ and to what extent social media contributes to materialism.
JM: You’ve written a lot about the concept of Slacktivism. Could you explain what Slacktivism is and what its implications are?

RL: Sure. […]

LSE Experts on T3: Omar Al-Ghazzi

As part of a series of interviews with LSE Faculty on themes related to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3), Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi  talks to LSE MSc student Ariel Riera on ‘echo chambers’ in the context of North Africa and the Middle East.

AR: The spread of misinformation through social media is a main focus of the Commission. Are there similar processes in the […]

Nuisance calls – a light at the end of the tunnel?

This article is by LSE Visiting Fellow Claire Milne

Nuisance calls have been a long-running problem that I’ve posted about on this blog several times before. My last post was nearly three years ago, following the 2015 UK General Election, which interrupted use of the £3.5m allocated for this in the March 2015 budget. At the time I suggested that […]

LSE Experts on T3: Jean-Christophe Plantin

In the first of a series of interviews with LSE Faculty on themes related to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3), Dr Jean-Christophe Plantin talks to LSE MSc student Ruchi Hajela on Big Data, misinformation and transparency.

 

RM: Do you think the government and regulators have a grip on what to do with Big Data? And do you think GDPR […]

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    Will veiled threats from the EU tackle the disinformation problem or can the UK get tough alone?

Will veiled threats from the EU tackle the disinformation problem or can the UK get tough alone?

The EC high level group on ‘fake news’ has done what it was asked to do: it has set out a problem definition and mapped out some policy principles and broad recommendations.

This article is by LSE Truth, Trust and Technology commissioner Dr Damian Tambini (LSE). It also appeared on the LSE Polis blog

The Report

There are no particular surprises. The key points of the report are:

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    Child sex abuse images matter: calling for a global indicator

Child sex abuse images matter: calling for a global indicator

This article is by John Carr, Visiting Senior Fellow in LSE Media and Communications.  It originally appeared here

Child sex abuse images which have been posted on the internet are important in and of themselves.  We do not need to justify taking action against them on any grounds other than the fact that they exist. Let’s remind ourselves why.

Every act […]

Fact-checking in Latin America: features and challenges

This article is by LSE MSc student Ariel Riera. Ariel is a Chevening Scholar 2017-18 and worked as a journalist at Chequeado from 2012 to 2017

In 2003 Brooks Jackson launched FactCheck.org, giving the name to a fact-checking style of reporting. This genre of journalism, understood briefly as testing factual claims in order to make public discourse accountable and more accurate, has been growing continuously. According to […]