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Taming the echo chamber

Can we regulate websites?

By Claire Enders  

Lord Leveson's report focused on the major newspapers (photo: University of Salford)

When Lord Justice Leveson published his report, most newspapers were united in protest. Why only regulate newspapers when news is moving online? What about Twitter, blogs, the Huffington Post?

Regulation’s purpose, which admittedly its practice does not always serve, is to make sure markets function properly in two ways. First, to make sure they are properly competitive and so work for the consumer. Second, to ensure their operation does not routinely cause the infringement of individuals’ rights.…

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