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Ofcom: 30% internet users don’t question misinformation

More than a third of UK internet users are unaware that online content might be false or biased, according to research from media regulator Ofcom. Every minute sees 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube, 5,000 videos viewed on TikTok and 695,000 stories shared on Instagram. Given the sheer volume of information at the touch […]

March 30, 2022

UK Lords criticise Gov’t Channel 4 stance

A report, The future of Channel 4, from the Communications and Digital Committee of the House of Lords (the UK’s upper legislative chamber), has criticised the Government’s handling of the debate about the publicly-owned broadcaster. Ministers should have waited to consult on the future of TV broadcaster Channel 4 – and declaring privatisation their preferred […]

November 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Digital Markets ‘gatekeeper law’ steps forward

The EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act has moved nearer the statute books with the nod from the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. The full parliament should approve the text in December, then there will be negotiations to start with the EU Council on a final version. The DMA targets so-called ‘gatekeepers’ – […]

November 23, 2021

MPs warn against ‘unappointable’ Ofcom candidates

Julian Knight, Chair of the UK parliament’s DCMS Committee has called for the government to rule out candidates previously deemed to be unappointable from applying again for the post of Chair of Ofcom, a clear reference to the potential renewed candidacy of former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre. The re-running of the recruitment process to […]

September 15, 2021By Colin Mann