Press and Media

Press and Media problem: Regulation

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Literature Review: Regulation problem for Press and Media

This “Ten Problems for Press and Media in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. profitability, 
  2. subsidies,
  3. entertainment,
  4. artificial intelligence,
  5. disinformation,
  6. trust,
  7. diversity,
  8. regulation,
  9. staff issues,
  10. podcasts.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

8 Regulation

THE PROBLEM — Government regulation and monitoring of social media as well as an individual’s rights to social media accounts and expression are being debated at supranational level. As the focus on monopolistic behavior increases, technology advancements need to take in regulation against trade distortion and misinformation. Children especially do have a right to the protection of their personal data. Digital media become the key institutions that either maintain or undermine the health of the public sphere, which is crucial to democracy. The network neutrality debate addresses issues that are fundamental to the governance of the Internet.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — Social media platforms cooperated with health authorities, governments and the European Commission to promote official COVID-19 information. Governments should proactively seek a deeper understanding of the potential implications for society as well as of the critical challenges these emerging technologies pose to their rulemaking activity. Most media law crimes are strict liability, which usually means that the prosecution does not have to prove intention. The proper response that preserves the Rule of Law and related democratic institutions requires resisting calls by entrenched interests for greater restrictions and regulation of news production and dissemination by users. Laws in the United Arab Emirates with managing fake news over mediums like WhatsApp are more effective than India and the United Kingdom, due the presence of clearer, comprehensive and explicit jurisprudence approach. A public sphere doesn’t work properly without trusted and trustworthy institutions guided by professional and public-regarding norms. Of the nearly fifty countries that have adopted explicit network neutrality policies, most rely on regulation to implement them. A theoretical framework with measurable indicators helps explain why disinformation is more or less prevalent in a country. Throughout the media’s history, efforts at regulation or control of media speech have been fraught with difficulty, ineffectiveness, discrimination, and failure. Media regulation is often open to interpretation and places few restrictions, in practice, on the kinds of advertising to which children are exposed.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Press and Media in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page 

booklet updated on 5 May 2021, now on sale as version 1.1 

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