Yes, the views about platform regulation align

2019-07-12 17.45.22.jpgGovernmental digital inquiries, regulators and media companies have a very similar view how the digital platforms such as Google and Facebook should be regulated. Their views also align about boundaries between platforms and media: platforms are seen as  business partners, competitors and intermediaries, not as media companies. I presented a paper about the topic at the Communication and Culture Digital Platforms post-conference which was held at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, in July 2019. You can find the presentation here.

I also presented a paper at the Communication, technology and the human dignity: disputed rights, contested truths organised by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) which was held in Madrid, Spain, in July 2019. In this presentation, I argued that there is no reader revenue revolution going on as evidence shows that readers are not suddenly picking up digital subscriptions to support news companies. This was the core argument I made in my presentation. You can access my presentation here.