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Algorithmic pluralism: media regulation and system resilience in the age of information warfare

Tambini, Damian (2021) Algorithmic pluralism: media regulation and system resilience in the age of information warfare. In: Clack, Timothy and Johnson, Robert, (eds.) The World Information War: Western Resilience, Campaigning, and Cognitive Effects. Routledge Advances in Defence Studies. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780367496432

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This chapter examines the role of media regulation and governance in information warfare. It looks at the ways existing press, broadcasting, and Internet regulation shape resilience to external info-war threats, and examines some proposals for reform of regulation. The chapter focuses on new proposals for regulation in the UK and argues that current proposals for tighter regulation risk falling into the trap of surrendering the core values and liberties that define democracy. It outlines a case for decentralized, competitive, plural media governance systems featuring ‘algorithmic pluralism’ – strength in diversity of independent media and citizen-led resilience rather than censorship, as the most effective defence against information war. Broadcasters presented a more balanced view in line with their legal obligations to maintain news impartiality.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 07:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:15

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