On 10 October, in what was seen as a setback for the practice of allowing anonymous comments on websites in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights upheld a national ruling in Estonia that found a news portal liable for offensive comments posted by users on its website. LSE MSc student Emma Goodman reports. The Estonia ruling referred to a […]
There’s nothing more important than our health, but should we trust the Internet when we seek information on medicines? In advance of a free public Polis seminar on social media and pharmaceuticals this Thursday Katherine Relle describes her new research looking at what we can learn from what people say about medicines in online forums. Social media forums for healthcare contribute to […]
Contentious politics, stratified society and the elusive public: myths and reality of Chinese media (guest blog)
In China there there are vast amounts of people online, the Government has control but social media is changing politics. That’s the consensus view but in this article, LSE’s Bingchun Meng tackles what she sees as some of the misunderstandings about the state of China Media. Recently the Open Society Foundation published an extensive reporton the state of digital media […]
Last week, I described the new multimedia newsroom of the BBC. But the BBC is not alone in Europe merging TV, radio and online. Bavarian Broadcaster “Bayerischer Rundfunk” is following suit. (This article by Nadja Hahn, EBU Research Fellow)
Why do we moderate websites? If you are Paul Staines who runs the hugely popular Guido Fawkes website then you interfere as little as possible. If you are The Guardian, for example, you have a whole team dedicated to editing comments. As a reader you pays your money (or rather you don’t because it’s online) and you makes your choice. But the decisions made about […]
How can we understand consumers’ use of social media? How is social media marketing changing with increasing online participation? And what role can social science research play in all this?
Other quality newspapers like The Guardian could choose to adopt a digital subscription plan similar to The New York Times for two reasons, according to Arthur Sulzberger chairman and publisher of the Times, speaking at Polis/LSE. This report by Polis Intern April Simpson. Core customers are used to paying for the product. And the Ipad has changed the industry — so much so that users willingly pay […]