Ofcom chair raises prospect of regulation for Google and Facebook

Patricia Hodgson says she believes sites could be classified as publishers, as businesses face pressure over fake newsThe chairman of the media regulator Ofcom has said she believes internet businesses such as Google and Facebook are publishers, raising the prospect that they could eventually face more regulation.Dame Patricia Hodgson also revealed that the board of Ofcom discussed how the internet could be regulated in the future at a strategy day last week, although she said this was ultimately a matter for the government. Related: Facebook says likely Russia-based group paid for political ads during US election Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cheatsheet: How Europe is moving to regulate Google and Facebook

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Indian move to regulate digital media raises censorship fears

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What Google and Facebook need to do to fight disinformation

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Facebook’s Nada Stirratt on the evolution of storytelling and how it helped raise $2 billion for charity

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Publishers: Let’s Get Real About Regulating Facebook

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Facebook wants some regulation—at least on brand safety

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Bring Back the Golden Age of Broadcast Regulation. Especially for YouTube and Facebook.

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‘Linear cannot exist by itself’: OpenAP wants to help TV ad sellers contend with Google, Facebook

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Germany’s biggest publisher sales houses unite to fight Google, Facebook and Amazon

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Google unveils new digital ad formats, and Facebook issues a warning

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