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CANCELED Does Traditional Media Regulation Have Anything to Offer Social ...

Event Details

March 27, 2020
12:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: Communication Hub

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Martha Fuentes-Bautista

This event is canceled.

Amidst heated debates on misinformation campaigns and increasing monopoly power of social media platforms in advertising markets, policymakers in a number of countries have called for regulation of platform giants such as Facebook and Google. This presentation explores how this recognition is reflected in contemporary policymaking in the U.S., suggesting ways in which regulatory rationales and governance frameworks developed in traditional media contexts can prove useful in developing a coherent governance framework for social media. 

Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is also a faculty affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. His areas of specialization include media regulation and public policy; the future of local journalism; algorithms and news; and audience economics and measurements. His most recent book is Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University Press, 2019).


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