Future for online news: regulation?

9 April 2013

The phone hacking scandal showed the necessary ingredients for journalistic abuses to occur. In a world of online news, greater commercial pressures mean that, if anything, they will increase

The internet will also diminish plurality among major news providers and make abuses harder to correct, increasing the need to prevent them in the first place

It is often argued that attempts to regulate the internet will either fail or be actively harmful. We argue that regulation focused on major online news providers could be a limited success

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