Media Policy Project Blog (LSE)

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How advertising fuels fake news

In this second post in our blog series on 'fake news', Damian Tambini illustrates the underlying structures of the online advertising industry that make fake news lucrative. One of the questions in the UK Parliament’s inquiry into 'fake news' asks: “Have changes in the selling...
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How has media policy responded to fake news?

Last week, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines confidence in the media in general.” Since November’s US presidential election, the issue of fake...
Commentary

We need European regulation of Facebook and Google

With Facebook coming under significant scrutiny for its perceived role in the US election as a conduit for fake news and hate speech, Leighton Andrews, Professor of Public Service Leadership and Innovation at Cardiff Business School, a former Welsh Government Minister and a former head...
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Public service broadcasting: when the status quo won’t do

This blog post discusses some of the key challenges facing public broadcasting in the UK and across Europe including the pace of technological change; the emergence of powerful new producers and platforms; shifts in consumption habits and a far more competitive advertising market; Brexit; the...
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Press regulation post Leveson – where are we now?

The Press Regulation Panel has this week recognised Impress as a post-Leveson Inquiry independent regulator of the UK press under the Royal Charter. This article explains the regulatory environment and the important implications stemming from the decision. Founded in late 2013, Impress has modelled itself...