Disinformation, hyper-partisanship and the limits of regulation

Eurozine podcast pt. 1: The changing face of the media

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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?
The podcast was recorded in November 2019 at the 30th European Meeting of Cultural Journals.
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Published 18 February 2020
Original in English

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