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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Opinion: The Law That Shaped the Internet Presents a Question for Elon Musk

[Twitter] can turn the content moderation up and please liberals or turn it down and please conservatives and libertarians, but “there’s no place on that slider that will make all the partisans happy.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Eric Goldman
The New York Times
April 15, 2022

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Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear

Freedom of the press is defined mainly as journalistic freedom from constraints. Freedom of the press should be reconceived to include positive rights, such as the right of the public to hear.

By: Mike Ananny