The latest report from the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, focuses on the readers perspective on fake news. It is based on the analysis of free-text comments about trust and the media taken from the 2017 digital news report. This covers a number of nations. Recommendations are made on news checking and the media. Tracking […]
Now in beta a new improved search service for tracing historic websites. The Open UK Web Archive and the Legal Deposit Web Archive can now be reached from the same search box and it is much easier to browse special collections. You can search for URL (particularly good for tracking down web archived versions of […]
Freedom on the Net report The latest annual ranking from Freedom House has just been released. It has a special chapter on efforts by nations to manipulate social media which is particularly topical form those focussing on fake news. Also recently released the Trust Project guidelines a series of transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy […]
The Council of Europe recently commissioned this report on the ‘pollution’ of information and the Internet.
A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. This includes homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. To find out why it is necessary look at the details of the Fawcett Society Reclaim the Internet campaign which is seeking to eliminate online […]
Digital Planet is an interdisciplinary research initiative of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. It has just released the Digital Evolution Index which evaluates of digital development in 60 countries according to 170 indicators across 4 key themes Supply Conditions, Demand Conditions, Institutional Environment, and Innovation and Change. Download the ranking, […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
Catalysts for Collaboration advancing collaboration in digital rights campaigns is a project of aims encouraging internet activists to collaborate to protect liberties online. It emerged from the Building Better Bridges for an Open Internet project, was initiated by Berkman Klein fellow Nani Jansen Reventlow and includes a number of case studies and ideas of campaigns. […]