As part of a series of interviews with LSE Faculty on themes related to the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3) being run by the Media Policy Project, Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, talks to LSE MSc student Jack Marks about historical examples of ‘fake news’, media literacy, the limits of regulation and the (mis)representation of young people in […]
In an article published last week Damian Tambini suggested that it may at some point in the future be necessary to ‘break up’ Facebook. Following further discussion during the House of Lords Inquiry on Internet Regulation this week he expands on this theme.
I suggested that a first stage could be behavioral rules designed to separate out different functions within […]
Dr Shani Orgad talks to LSE MSc student Aigerim Toleukhanova about the role misinformation plays in disrupting the communication of distant suffering.
Every year, the Internet Society (ISOC) publishes a report on trends and challenges impacting the future of the Internet. To feed into this effort, ISOC has been conducting a number of interviews with experts in the field to determine what trends are impacting the evolution of the Internet. In this interview, Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief of Wired, provides his […]
In this blogpost, the Director of the Media Policy Project and the Director of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission, Professor Charlie Beckett, reflects on the implications of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in front of two US Congressional committees.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Charlie Beckett is a Professor in LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and Director of the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (#LSEt3). Here he provides a brief update on the work so far of the Commission, which is holding its first consultative workshop tomorrow on the topic of journalism credibility.
Comedy and think-tanks have one thing in common: the secret to […]