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India: The Dubious Dilemma, muzzling fake news or gagging freedom of speech and expression – Toshaar Trivedi and Achyutam Bhatnagar

While the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has forced a good number of industries to count their blessings, the social media sector and over-the-top (“OTT”) platforms have been an aberration and witnessed a significant surge in usage. As the content consumption increases, content production increases as well. Continue reading

Should social media regulation be aiming at a different goal? – Simon Carne

This weekend, the professional football community in the UK will boycott social media. The “gesture”, initiated by the anti-racism charity, Kick It Out, and others, is a call to “those with power [within social media] … to do more and to act faster … to make their platforms a hostile environment for trolls”. At the time of writing, British rugby and British cricket has announced that they will join the boycott. Continue reading

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