The next European Parliament elections are due to be held in late May 2019. Among fears of a populist wave and of foreign interference, the European Commission has been looking at potential options for regulation of online political advertising and disinformation. Sofia Karttunen, European Affairs Officer at the European Association of Communication Agencies, looks here at different ways to […]
Oscar Davies is a media lawyer who will start pupillage at One Brick Court in October 2019. In this blog, he provides the second part of his overview of the evidence submitted for the House of Lords Communications Inquiry “The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?” (Part 1 can be found here). Responses to questions 4 to 6 of the Call […]
Dr Damian Tambini welcomes the Select Committee on Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s interim report on “fake news”, but argues that the issues it has uncovered cannot be effectively dealt with by a Parliamentary Committee.
Unfortunately the Fake News report was leaked by Dominic Cummings in a cynical attempt to personalise, delegitimise, and thus derail an important policy discussion. What […]
This article by Marc Fleurbaey, Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University was originally published on The Conversation and Inforrm and is reposted here with thanks.
In a November 2016 article, Nick Couldry and Clemencia Rodriguez (from the International Panel on Social Progress) stated that “media infrastructure is a common good whose governance and design should be much more open to democratic engagement than currently.” Does the population […]
Digital Dominance was described by its co-editor Damian Tambini as a ‘problem-definition’ book rather than a ‘solutions’ book, taking an interdisciplinary approach to questions such as the implications of the effect of tech giants’ market and social power on media pluralism, freedom of expression and electoral legitimacy.
The Bristol Cable has been cited by many as an example of a ‘best practice’ independent local news organisation. MSc student and Silverstone Scholar Anthony Graham-Dillon spoke to Cable reporter Matty Edwards about the Cable’s co-operative business model, drive for media diversity and literacy, and the challenges of producing public-interest journalism. Matty Edwards was a participant in the Media Literacy workshop hosted by the LSE Truth Trust and Technology Commission […]
Graham Smith, cyberlaw expert and Partner at Bird & Bird, wrote the following piece for his blog, Cyberleagle. It is reposted here with permission and thanks.
Nearly twenty five years after the advent of the Web, and longer since the birth of the internet, we still hear demands that the internet should be regulated – for all the world as […]
As part of a series of interviews with LSE Faculty on themes related to the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3) being run by the Media Policy Project, Dr Nick Anstead, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, talks to LSE MSc student Claudia Cohen about political communications and data-driven politics. Dr Anstead is leading the online political communications strand of the T3 Commission.