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Self-regulation of internet intermediaries: public duty versus private responsibility

Bernal, Paul (2017) Self-regulation of internet intermediaries: public duty versus private responsibility. Media Policy Blog (30 May 2017). Website.

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Internet intermediaries – the social media companies, search engines and internet service providers who supply ways for audiences to find and access online content – are under scrutiny regarding their crucial role in the flow of digital information. Google and Facebook attracted one fifth of global advertising spend in 2016, and concerns have been raised about these companies’ increasing dominance. An event earlier this month hosted by the LSE Media Policy Project addressed the issue of intermediary liability for content and how policy makers should respond. Paul Bernal of the University of East Anglia spoke about the concept of public duty in relation to intermediaries; the following post is based on his remarks.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 13:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:04

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