Regulation

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    Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

This is the longer version of an article that first appeared in Inpublishing Magazine, by Professor Charlie Beckett @CharlieBeckett

Is 2018 the year when the publisher/platform relationship is turned on its head? Is this the moment when policy-makers change the balance of power between the tech giants and the content creators?

Recent years have been tough on publishers as the social […]

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    Why today’s Facebook hearings won’t – and shouldn’t – change much (yet)

Why today’s Facebook hearings won’t – and shouldn’t – change much (yet)

If committees were a good way to change the world then they’d have more power. They don’t. So don’t be surprised if the appearance of Mark Zuckerberg in front of two important Congressional committees doesn’t directly result in game-changing new laws or regulation. It shouldn’t.

Firstly, the political process – even in a world of Trump and Brexit – is […]

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  • Permalink Cambridge Analytica: symptom of a wider problem?Gallery

    Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Is the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica a one-off event or does it represent a much wider problem across the ‘promotional’ industries such as public relations, marketing and campaigning? Lee Edwards, Associate Professor at the LSE Media and Communications Department argues that there is a growing ethical problem that threatens democracy.

Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s strategies and tactics have caused shock and outrage, […]

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March 26th, 2018|Featured, Media|1 Comment|
  • Permalink Will technologists be blamed like the bankers?Gallery

    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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