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Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

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University of Virginia media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan offers his thoughts on Facebook and the challenges of reining in the social media platform’s impact on public discourse.
Eric Goldman, Co-Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, provides conference highlights to insightful conversations from leaders of user-generated content websites. Video links are included.
Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow looks at the role of social media and fake news in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Wharton School of Business' Kevin Werbach and Northeastern University's Andrea Matwyshyn discuss how the U.S. can take internet connectivity to the next level.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar discusses why he refers to “misuse of big data as the new pollution.”
Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein provides a tongue-in-cheek look at notable information technology events and people from 2017.
Eric Goldman, Co-Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, and his colleague Jeff Kosseff, US Naval Academy, introduce a series of essays about the seminal Internet law case, Zeran v. AOL.
Data & Society founder danah boyd shares highlights from her keynote talk at the Strata Data Conference earlier this month. Dr. boyd discussed the intentional and unintentional manipulation of data.
The Berkman Klein Center event, “The Line Between Hate and Debate,” examines the challenges with identifying offensive content and the role that technology can play in addressing online abuse.
A new article by Stanford’s Susan Athey and MIT’s Catherine Tucker and Christian Catalini investigates distortions in consumer behavior when faced with notice and consent options regarding their privacy.
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Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

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Government Case Details Sneaky Facebook Behavior

This article reports on Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) efforts to regulate Facebook’s privacy weaknesses. William Kovacic, George Washington University law professor and former FTC Chairman, is quoted.
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July 24, 2019

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How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker