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.

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Facebook Defeats Lawsuit Over Failure to Remove User Pages – Cross v. Facebook

Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute Director Eric Goldman discusses the anti-SLAPP ruling in a case where the plaintiff wanted negative Facebook posts about his business removed.

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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Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow