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    My secret social media shame: after ten years I still quite like Twitter

My secret social media shame: after ten years I still quite like Twitter

It is ten years since I joined Twitter and I have to confess, I still like it.

Of course, I mean ‘my’ Twitter feed. The quality of the experience depends on your personalised selection of sources and your behaviour.  As a platform it stands accused of coarsening public life, ruining careers, making nice people miserable and fixing votes.

Twitter as a social […]

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    Is Big Tech facing its version of the 2008 financial crisis?

Is Big Tech facing its version of the 2008 financial crisis?

Ten years after the global banking collapse, is 2018 the year when Big Technology faces its own existential crisis?

Charlie Beckett asks whether the digital giants are making the same mistakes as the bankers a decade ago.

Ten years ago, not all financial institutions were the same or equally culpable, though the causes and impacts of that economic disaster were systematic, widespread […]

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    2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

Comedy and think-tanks have one thing in common: the secret to success is…

wait for it…

timing.

So I am very excited by the fact that the LSE Media Policy Project with LSE’s journalism think-tank Polis are running an LSE Commission into Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) at the same time as politicians, news organisations, technology companies and a whole bunch of activists, […]

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    Facebook’s newsfeed changes: a disaster or an opportunity for news publishers?

Facebook’s newsfeed changes: a disaster or an opportunity for news publishers?

Social media and digital executives in newsrooms already have a tough job connecting their content to consumers via social media, but Facebook’s proposed changes in the algorithms of its ‘newsfeed’ are going to make it a lot harder. Social networks offer immense opportunities for reaching vast new audiences and increasing the engagement of users with journalism. The most important […]

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    Dealing with the disinformation dilemmas: a new agenda for news media

Dealing with the disinformation dilemmas: a new agenda for news media

This is the slightly revised text of an article by Professor Charlie Beckett, director of the LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission published by the Media Asia journal. It is based on a speech to the Asia Journalism Forum conference on Reporting Facts and the Future of Journalism, Singapore, 17–18 August 2017. You can view a video of the speech, […]

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