Are Facebook and Google News Organizations, Not Just News Linkers?

October 13, 2017

I read “UK Leapfrogs U.S. on Regulating Bad Content.” The point that the UK may regulate Facebook and Google as news organizations is important. Facebook and Google have been drivers of the “news” for years. The companies have been viewed as magic Silicon Valley disrupters. News organizations are neither magic nor particularly disrupting. But the most interesting information in the article in my opinion is this statement:

The speed of the UK’s actions means that the United States is falling behind, even though it was the U.S. election nearly a year ago that drew the most attention to the issue. While May and her Cabinet rush to stop fake news and terrorism from spreading — threatening steep fines — in the United States, Congress has yet to hold its first hearing with the companies. Silicon Valley has also responded more slowly stateside than in Europe.

Interesting notion that “falling behind.”

Stephen E Arnold, October 13, 2017

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