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We need European regulation of Facebook and Google

Andrews, Leighton (2016) We need European regulation of Facebook and Google. Media Policy Blog (13 Dec 2016). Website.

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Facebook has recently come under significant scrutiny for its perceived role in the US election as a conduit for fake news and hate speech, and is currently advertising for a head of news partnerships, presumably intended to tackle such issues. As Facebook has always maintained that its is a platform rather than a media company, it is difficult to hold it responsible for the content it hosts. Leighton Andrews, Professor of Public Service Leadership and Innovation at Cardiff Business School, a former Welsh Government Minister, and a former head of public affairs at the BBC, argues that the social network and its fellow tech giant Google should be regulated at an EU level.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:52

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