Internet

Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

TAP Blog

Recapping the “Can Technology Rescue Democracy” Essay Series at The Atlantic

Eric Goldman, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, introduces The Atlantic essay series he helped organize. Topics covered include voting, journalism, privacy and surveillance.

Eric Goldman

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Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech but Not Black Children

This approach will "protect the people who least need it and take it away from those who really need it." — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Danielle Citron
CNBC
June 28, 2017

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The Impact of Targeting Technology on Advertising Markets and Media Competition

This paper presents a formal analysis of advertising when the Internet allows targeting of advertisements.

By: Susan Athey, Joshua Gans