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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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Evan Selinger Discusses How Journalists and Academics Hold Tech Accountable

Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology philosophy professor, talks with journalist Clive Thompson about how the media covers responsible uses of technology.

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Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising

“When you ban all campaign ads on the most accessible and affordable platform out there, you tilt the balance toward the candidates who can afford radio and television.” — Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Siva Vaidhyanathan
The New York Times
March 6, 2021

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The Internet as a Speech Conversion Machine and Other Myths Confounding Section 230 Reform Efforts

Policymakers are now revisiting the responsibility of online platforms for harmful content. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), online platforms are immune from liability for content posted by users.

By: Danielle Citron, Mary Anne Franks