UK report finds online platforms should be regulated for news content

12th February 2019 News 12 Views

A recent U.K government report found that online platforms should be regulated by a government entity in how they distribute news content, CNBC reports. “This task is too important to leave entirely to the judgment of commercial entities,â€� the report stated. Commissioned in 2018 by Prime Minister Theresa May, the report was designed to investigate “sustainability of the production and distribution of high-quality journalismâ€� and recommended that the “government must take steps to ensure the position of Google and Facebook does not do undue harm to publishers.â€� Editor’s Note: Readers can subscribe to the IAPP’s Content Moderation Digest here

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