It’s time for a “radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people,” the British parliament says

Companies like Facebook are behaving like “digital gangsters,” British parliament said in a final report on disinformation and fake news released on Sunday after 18 months of work, and it’s time to rein them in. “We need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people. The age of inadequate…

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“Rebuilding a local news ecosystem”: Knight pledges $300 million to local news, free speech, and media literacy organizations

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will provide a whopping $300 million over five years to organizations including the American Journalism Project, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and and ProPublica, the foundation announced Tuesday. The funding announcement follows the Knight Commission’s release earlier this month of a report outlining its recommendations…

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