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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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Want to Learn More About Section 230? A Guide to My Work

Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, provides a narrated and selective bibliography on Section 230.

Eric Goldman

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Tech Tent: Is Facebook Fixable?

"Facebook was basically caught flat-footed, even though anybody who studies American politics would have known that one of our two political parties would do everything it could to delegitimise the process." — Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia

Siva Vaidhyanathan
BBC.com
November 13, 2020

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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