RESEARCH FINDINGS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ORGANISATIONS AND INITIATIVES TACKLING FAKE NEWS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research and policy paper summarises the key findings and recommendations from up-to-date performance analyses of European organisations and initiatives fighting fake news. These findings and recommendations represent the direct outcome of the piloting of an entirely novel methodology for defining key indicators for performance evaluation of fact-checking organisations in a number of…

Comparatively, Germans, women and elederly value privacy more on platforms

Germans place the highest value on privacy compared to the U.S. and Latin American countries.  Across countries, people place the highest value on keeping financial and biometric information private —balance and fingerprint data in particular.    Germany’s status as the country with highest value for privacy is driven  largely by extremely strong preferences for keeping…

National courts, social media and convergence

Research done within the framework of the COMPACT project examined national court cases on social media and convergence in a selected set of COMPACT countries. The following report discusses the jurisprudence of the higher and appeal courts under review, investigates patterns of judicial reasoning and looks at judicial interaction between courts.   Our sample includes 147…

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

 Facebook´ Regulatory Offensive Is Clouded

Mark Zuckerberg published an op-ed in Financial Times titled Big Tech needs more regulation, on February 17, 2017. He outlined there some ideas about the development of regulatory solutions according to Facebook. These ideas are based on the White Paper produced by Facebook and titled Charting a Way Forward..Online Content Regulation.  These regulatory frameworks should…

VR and Social Media for Online Training: Medical Realities – Basic Life Support during Covid-19

Educational video for Medical Realities on Basic Life Support During Covid – 19 for training medical staff. The project was created during lockdown in UK using entirely online network methodology for media production. Students from Escape studios volunteered to contribute to the production aiding NHS by working from home computers and using online tools for…

Practice based research projects on Social Media and Injustice – “Wild Wild Web”

Mediaframe Studios presents: Episode 2: “Wild Wild Web” by Isaac Linkens Information disorder is a term that is increasingly being used as an umbrella for the concepts of disinformation, misinformation and malinformation. It proliferated as a novel and useful term to describe the unwanted state of information pollution online, which has sparked an intensive academic…

Practice based research projects on Social Media and Injustice – “Gender and Hate speech”

Mediaframe studios presents: “Bittersweet” by Shazell Vassal Hall We start from the basic premise that gender equality comprises an important aspect of the general issue of equality in society perceived as social involvement, use of and benefiting from all social opportunities on an equal footing by everyone. It is a fundamental human rights’ principle and…