Medios que dependen de Silicon Valley

27 December, 2017 / By Ekaitz Cancela La filantropía, muchas veces, se resume de la siguiente forma: un empresario acumula tan mayúsculo capital que distribuye cierto excedente entre la clase más baja para desactivar cualquier pretensión de mejora social. En lo referente al periodismo sirve para mantener vivas determinadas estructuras mediáticas inmersas en una crisis…

Google’s New Search Engine Bias is No Accident

October 1, 2017 / by Jonathan Cook Alternet has gone public with concerns about the way Google and Facebook have limited traffic to its website and, more generally, undermined access to progressive and independent media. Its traffic from web searches has dropped precipitously – by 40 per cent – since Google introduced new algorithms in the summer. Other big…

Striking the balance: why we still need a plurality dialogue

5 November 2014 / By Robin Foster Robin Foster is an adviser on strategy, policy and regulation in the media and communications sectors and a founding member of Communications Chambers. He previously held strategy and board level posts at Ofcom, Independent Television Commission, and the BBC and has provided senior level advice to leading organisations including…

European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns?

October 17, 2014 / By Igne Graef Inge Graef, an expert on the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms from KU Leuven, looks at the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition and argues that the European Commission should have examined the impact data concentration can have on attracting and retaining users and privacy as a…