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Inforrm's Blog · 17h ago

The Terror News Cycle – Des Freedman

On the BBC’s Today programme on Tuesday some nine hours after the horror of the Manchester bombing, Nick Robinson was speaking to Chris Phillips, a counter-terrorism expert. ‘Terrorists don’...
Inforrm's Blog · 1d ago

Virtual doorstep: journalists, social media and the victims of tragedy – Glenda Cooper

Some of the most powerful stories about the atrocity in Manchester have been told online: whether pictures of the missing, the videos taken in the aftermath or the hashtags such as #roomform...
Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

Tackling fake news: towards a new approach to digital literacy – Gianfranco Polizzi

The recent proliferation of fake news is undoubtedly a matter of concern. Not that it never existed before – think of the United States’ decision to invade Iraq in 2003, justified by misinfo...
Inforrm's Blog · 3d ago

Facebook’s Frankenstein’s Monster: freedom of expression and the problem with fake news and violent and sexual content – Peter Coe

Nick Hopkins’ recent Guardian article on Facebook’s policies on violent and sexual content has, once again, brought the right to freedom of expression and the role of social media platforms ...
Inforrm's Blog · 4d ago

Time to speak up for Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive – Graham Smith

Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. We ...
Inforrm's Blog · 5d ago

Law and Media Round Up – 22 May 2017

This was the week in which the party general election manifestos were published.  Perhaps unsurprisingly there were sharp differences on press regulation and Leveson. The Labour Manifesto [p...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Is there any public interest in naming divorcing couples? – Julie Doughty

In The Times last week, family courts were accused of being ‘secretive’ because they do not advertise the names of people who are getting divorced – under the headline ‘Call to end divorce c...
Inforrm's Blog · 1w ago

Australia: We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism, here’s how – Ben Eltham

There was a fascinating moment towards the end of Wednesday’s hearings of the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Public Interest Journalism. Journalist Michael West was at the stand. West’s e...
Inforrm's Blog · 1W ago

The CJEU and the concept of ‘legitimate interest’: The case of Rīgas satiksme – Sophia Stalla-Bourdillon

On 4 May 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its judgment in the case Valsts policijas Rīgas reģiona pārvaldes Kārtības policijas pārvalde v Rīgas pašvaldības ...
Inforrm's Blog · 1W ago

Electioneering in the social media age – Sharon Coen

Britain is engaged in a General Election contest and once again political parties are investing money, time and energy in their online presence. The Tories are ploughing cash into Instagram ...