Information rules (Part 9: The economics of content)

Information rules (Part 9: The economics of content) Phuah Eng Chye (27 February 2021) At first glance, the newspaper industry appears an unlikely victim of information disruption. Earlier innovations of radio and television combined to substantially boost the reach of content and underpin the expansion of the newspaper industry. But this occurred when the environment … “Information rules (Part 9: The economics of content)”

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Information rules (Part 8: The decline of the newspaper and publishing industries)

Information rules (Part 8: The decline of the newspaper and publishing industries) Phuah Eng Chye (13 February 2021) In the industrial economy, the inventions of radio and television collectively triggered a massive information boom that benefitted the newspaper industry. Today, the invention of platforms poses an existential threat to newspapers. The shift from print to … “Information rules (Part 8: The decline of the newspaper and publishing industries)”

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Information rules (Part 7: Regulating the politics of content)

Information rules (Part 7: Regulating the politics of content) Phuah Eng Chye (30 January 2021) There is growing discomfort that the freedoms afforded to platforms is accentuating the politicisation of content; leading to information disorder and political instability. Rightly or wrongly, opinions have swung in favour of greater regulation; with content regulation becoming synonymous with … “Information rules (Part 7: Regulating the politics of content)”

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Information rules (Part 6: Disinformation, transparency and democracy)

Information rules (Part 6: Disinformation, transparency and democracy) Phuah Eng Chye (16 January 2021) The politicisation of content is destabilising the order established by mainstream narratives. Rival groups are weaponising content; deploying overload and complexity-related strategies to by-pass controls and attack incumbent narratives. There is a growing sense no one is really in control of … “Information rules (Part 6: Disinformation, transparency and democracy)”

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Information rules (Part 5: The politicisation of content)

Information rules (Part 5: The politicisation of content) Phuah Eng Chye (2 January 2021) TikTok was never supposed to be political. When it launched in the US in 2018, the video app was marketed as a fun place to discover goofy content and experiment with its sophisticated editing software and vast music library. Yet nearly … “Information rules (Part 5: The politicisation of content)”

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Information rules (Part 4: Regulating platforms – Paradigms for competition)

Information rules (Part 4: Regulating platforms – Paradigms for competition) Phuah Eng Chye (19 December 2020) Platformed corporations challenge the law’s capabilities and legislators’ willingness to sustain checks and balances in both global and national markets, noting, for instance, that current competition law fails to address the kind of issues raised. This has sparked debates … “Information rules (Part 4: Regulating platforms – Paradigms for competition)”

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