John Naughton, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge University and Observer columnist, reflects on the workshop on “Digital Dominance: Implications and Risks” held by the LSE Media Policy Project on 8 July, 2016. More blog posts from the workshop, and a summary of the event’s proceedings, will be published […]
In advance of the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Martin Moore, Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, reflects on the the kind of societal role that technology giants such as Google and Facebook are increasingly playing, arguing that they are not neutral and nor are they simple conduits for news.
Imagine if on June 23 this […]
Natali Helberger and Damian Trilling, both of the University of Amsterdam and the Institute for Information Law (IViR), write that whilst Facebook’s use of human editors may bring comfort to some, there are wider issues to do with editorial responsibility that need to be addressed.
It’s out. Facebook is not some magic black box news machine. It’s using human editors. […]
Martin Moore, author of Tech Giants and Civic Power and director of the Centre for Media, Communication and Power at King’s College London, reflects on this week’s announcement by the European Commission that – in its preliminary view – Google abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Is the EU Commission’s new antitrust […]
On 2 February 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a judgement on Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.hu Zrt v. Hungary (MTE and Index.hu). The case concerned the liability of online intermediaries for user comments. Using the criteria established in the Delfi AS case of 16 June 2015, the Court found that there had been a violation […]
In a recent ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the Hungarian online news portal Index.hu cannot be held responsible for offensive or vulgar comments posted by its readers. The Court held that placing strict liability on news portals for such comments is a violation of Article 10 (Freedom of Expression) of the European Convention on Human […]