Disinformation, hyper-partisanship and the limits of regulation
Eurozine podcast pt. 1: The changing face of the media
Disinformation, hate speech and hyper-partisanship pose an increasing challenge to the democratic functioning of our public spheres. Developments suggest a new readiness for regulation on the part of governments, publics and companies themselves. But does regulation set a new set of traps for free speech and media diversity? Moreover, is it even adequate to the problems facing the public sphere? Or do we need to be asking more fundamental questions about how the media are structured?
In the first instalment of the Eurozine special edition podcasts, produced by Talk Eastern Europe, Eurozine’s senior editor Simon Garnett talks with Claire Potter, author of the book Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy and editor of Public Seminar (US), and Daniel Leisegang, editor of Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik (Germany).
The podcast was recorded in November 2019 at the 30th European Meeting of Cultural Journals.
Find the second part of the special edition podcasts here:
Published 18 February 2020
Original in English