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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Digital Futures Commission | Report launch: Identifying problems with data governance in UK schools through two EdTech case studies. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about... 24/08/2022

💻 Join us for the virtual launch of the DFC’s new report in their Education Data series, revealing bad news for kids as they prepare to head back to school.

🏛️ Our expert speakers will delve into two case studies that show how digital classrooms are failing children, providing a socio-legal analysis of two prominent service providers. The results are compelling, raising issues of governance, equity and safety.

Our speakers:
⭐ Baroness Beeban Kidron, Founder of 5Rights Foundation
⭐ Prof. Sonia Livingstone OBE, Research Lead at the DFC, report author
⭐ Louise Hooper, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and report author
⭐ Michael Veale, Associate Professor at UCL

🗣️ The event will include an interactive Q&A with the panel and attendees.

🗓️ We hope you will be able to join us on 31st August 2022 from 11:00am-12:00pm BST. You can register for the launch event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nu_jXOtvTtWvhGOIXE5kIA

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Digital Futures Commission | Report launch: Identifying problems with data governance in UK schools through two EdTech case studies. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about... Join us for the virtual launch of the DFC’s new report in their Education Data series, revealing bad news for kids as they prepare to head back to school. We will delve into two case studies that show how digital classrooms are failing children. Please join Baroness Beeban Kidron, Founder of 5Righ...

28/05/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the crisis of misinformation online.

But we still don't know how children worldwide find information they can trust while in lockdown.

Supported by expertise from Global Kids Online and The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE in understanding children’s online lives, survey with Queen's University Belfast aims to find out more!

Don't miss the launch of the survey today!

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the crisis of misinformation online.

But we still don't know how children worldwide find information they can trust while in lockdown.

Supported by expertise from Global Kids Online and The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE in understanding children’s online lives, survey with Queen's University Belfast aims to find out more!

Don't miss the launch of the survey tomorrow!

Parenting in the digital age 24/01/2020

Parenting in the digital age How can parents ensure their children have a healthy relationship with technology? Social psychologist Sonia Livingstone suggests that the key lies in embracing technology alongside children -- and lays out a practical roadmap for how to get there.

21/10/2019

These talks have been inspirational - they are free and open to all - Tuesdays at 5pm at LSE

Excited to hear from Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion at M&C Saatchi London, Activist, Public Speaker, Consultant and Writer Sereena Abbassi! Join us tomorrow at 5pm at Clement House - it's free and open to all.

13/09/2019

Here's a cartoon for children and families that we made at Media@LSE to illustrate our new toolkit on where your data goes and what you can do about it - please share!

My privacy 25/06/2019

Excited to have launched our toolkit for children based on our research for the Information Commission’s Office.

It’s meant to answer children’s questions - Where does my data go? Who’s collecting it, why, and what are my rights?

Tested by children. Based in research with 11-16s. Resources for parents and teachers too. Feedback welcome.

Check it out at myprivacy.uk

My privacy Imagine that the internet knows everything about you! Does it matter if it does? What can you do to protect your privacy and data online?

Parenting for a Digital Future December 2018 roundup 07/01/2019

The "Parenting for a Digital Future" project takes a look back at our recent blog posts and ahead to what’s new for 2019. Guest posts on research related to families, parents, children and young people in the digital age are welcome; feel free to get in touch.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/2018/12/21/parenting-for-a-digital-future-december-2018-roundup/

Parenting for a Digital Future December 2018 roundup As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at our recent posts and ahead to what’s new for 2019. [Header image credit: C. Sunter, CC BY-ND 2.0.jpg] Children’s privacy and data online Post-G…

15/11/2018

Fake news is good news. It’s a wakeup call to everyone to pay attention to the information revolution. The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission has been working with technology companies, journalists, politicians and the public to work out what is going on and to find a way forward so we can save democracy from digital dystopia and put the citizen back in control. Professor Charlie Beckett, Director of the Commission, explains what the project is about and how you can get involved.

The report will launch on Monday 19th November 2018

News media in Western Europe: populism and politics - An LSE discussion with Pew Research Center 23/08/2018

Join the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission and the US based Pew Research Center to hear about their latest research on attitudes to News Media in Western Europe. With Charlie Beckett and Amy Mitchell on 1st October at LSE.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/news-media-in-western-europe-populism-and-politics-an-lse-discussion-with-pew-research-center-tickets-49339532871?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

News media in Western Europe: populism and politics - An LSE discussion with Pew Research Center How do people across Europe engage with the news media and do political dynamics contribute to their news habits and attitudes? Join the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission as we welcome Pew Research Center as they present the Center’s findings of a major new survey about at...

Children: A Special Case for Privacy? 08/08/2018

New article by Sonia Livingstone on children, privacy online and the GDPR. Is data protection regulation working for European children? How have the big platforms responded? Read on (article is open-access)...

Children: A Special Case for Privacy? Children: A Special Case for Privacy? High-profile data breaches, some involving children’s personal data, resulting from insufficient protections built into the emerging generation of smart devices, have raised urgent questions about whether children’s privacy is sufficiently valued in personal...

www.lse.ac.uk 31/07/2018

Latest briefing note from our Truth, Trust and Technology workshop on Media and the Citizen

http://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/assets/documents/research/Media-citizenship-workshop-report.pdf

www.lse.ac.uk

Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever? 22/05/2018

Is 2018 the year when the publisher/platform relationship is turned on its head? Is this the moment when policy-makers change the balance of power between the tech giants and the content creators?

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2018/05/22/is-2018-when-the-relationship-between-publishers-and-platforms-changes-forever/

Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever? This is the longer version of an article that first appeared in InPublishing Magazine, by Professor Charlie Beckett of the Media and Communications Department at LSE. Charlie is the director of the…

Restoring Trust: how do we tackle the crisis in public information? - Public lectures and events 08/05/2018

If you missed our event last week you can listen here:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/website-archive/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=4162

Restoring Trust: how do we tackle the crisis in public information? - Public lectures and events The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission is working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. The four themes it is looking at are: journalism credibility, platform responsibility, politica...

LSE's Charlie Beckett on Truth, Trust and Transparency - Media Voices Podcast 24/04/2018

In the latest podcast from Media Voices, Charlie Beckett reveals some of the current findings from the LSE Trust Trust and Technology Commission

http://voices.media/lses-charlie-beckett-truth-trust-transparency/

LSE's Charlie Beckett on Truth, Trust and Transparency - Media Voices Podcast In this week’s episode we hear from the London School of Economics’ professor Charlie Beckett about its Truth, Trust & Technology Commission, on the role of platforms in defining truth, whether media literacy is a good or a bad thing and whether we can still use the term “fake news” as a hel...

Children’s rights and the GDPR – are the new consultations creating light or further confusion? 22/05/2017

The General Data Protection Regulation, due to become law across the EU in May 2018, raises many issues for children and their rights to access online services. Two recent posts on our blog, by Sonia Livingstone and John Carr, tackle some of the most important questions:
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2017/05/11/childrens-rights-and-the-gdpr-are-the-new-consultations-creating-light-or-further-confusion/
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2017/05/22/the-position-of-children-and-their-rights-under-the-gdpr/

Children’s rights and the GDPR – are the new consultations creating light or further confusion? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law throughout the EU on 25 May 2018. Recent consultations from the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the …

Who benefits from using the term ‘fake news’? 10/04/2017

The concept of 'fake news' has has recently dominated debates in academia, politics and the tech world, as well as in journalism. Damian Tambini explains here who are the key beneficiaries of this term. For more on this topic, the post contains a link to our latest policy brief, 'Fake news: public policy responses.'

Who benefits from using the term ‘fake news’? ‘Fake news’ is a topic that dominates many current debates in academia, politics, and the tech world. In his new media policy brief ‘Fake news : public policy responses’, Da…

The start of a ‘distinctly political’ regulation of the BBC 12/03/2017

Starting on April 3rd, 2017 Ofcom will regulate the BBC. What are the decisions that have already been made? What is the road ahead? What are the issues and controversies around how the new system of BBC governance will work in practice? Our blog post explains.

The start of a ‘distinctly political’ regulation of the BBC The BBC’s new Charter commenced on 1 January 2017 and on 3 April, Ofcom will become the BBC’s first external regulator. Jelena Dzakula, a researcher here at the Media Policy Project and…

Murdoch’s access to British prime minister shows media power still in hands of the few 07/03/2017

"The major problem facing our democracy isn’t the subterranean digital activities of Macedonian teenagers corrupting a supposedly pure news environment. Instead, it’s the fact that we have a media culture that is dominated by billionaire proprietors and elite insiders and a political culture that is too fearful of this media power ever to challenge it. “Fake news” may be grabbing the headlines but we shouldn’t forget about the concentrated market power that has allowed it to thrive."

Murdoch’s access to British prime minister shows media power still in hands of the few In December 2016, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox reached an agreement in principle to buy UK satellite broadcaster Sky, a deal which might trigger a public interest test on the grounds of media …

Unpacking the black box of digitalization: will “sustainability thinking” empower citizens in a data-driven world? 23/02/2017

Complex algorithms are now an integral and usually unseen part of our digital lives. Although they are essential to the benefits that the internet provides, the reasonings of algorithms are often unclear and the absence of human judgement can also lead to negative outcomes."If these technologies are so complex and impenetrable that it is impossible to be transparent about exactly how decisions are taken, then how do we protect against the real human harm they might cause?" Our blog post provides some answers to this question.

Unpacking the black box of digitalization: will “sustainability thinking” empower citizens in a data-driven world? Data and the algorithms that organise it are core to many services in the digitalised world. Jonny Shipp, Director of Public Affairs at Telefónica SA and a Visiting Fellow at LSE and Dr Ioanna Noul…

How has media policy responded to fake news? 17/02/2017

What do Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, and the EU have in common with Google and Facebook? They are all searching for solutions to the issue of fake news. Our recent blog post explores how countries, the EU and media companies are reacting to fake news and the challenges they encounter.

How has media policy responded to fake news? Last week, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines confidenc…

Closing date: UK ‘Fake news’ inquiry 17/02/2017

Are you working on the topic of 'fake news'?
Until 3 March 2017, the UK Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting individuals and organisations to provide their views on 'fake news'. Don't forget to submit your views or evidence!

Closing date: UK ‘Fake news’ inquiry UK Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee conducts an inquiry into ‘fake news’ (closing date Friday 3 March 2017): the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination, th…

Your next social network could pay you for posting 03/02/2017

Our latest blog post explains how blockchain (the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies) works and how it could be used for social networking purposes. While they promise a more democratic and secure way to share content, blockchain networks could be far less empowering than they first appear.

Your next social network could pay you for posting Social networking is one of the most popular online activities, used by 73% of online adults in the UK, according to Ofcom, and there have been concerns raised about the kind of power that this put…

The EU Must Ensure Data Protection & Digital Marketing Safeguards for both Children & Adolescents (and that includes you too, UK!) 25/01/2017

Jeff Chester, executive director of the US-based Center for Digital Democracy, illustrates the importance of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a digital world characterized by "influencers, native advertising, programmatic targeting, predictive algorithms, cross-device identification, immersive advertising, hyper-geolocation tracking, Big Data". He states the EU could lead the way towards "ensuring that the commercial marketplace engages young people in ways that truly respect their privacy and enhance their well-being".

The EU Must Ensure Data Protection & Digital Marketing Safeguards for both Children & Adolescents (and that includes you too, UK!) The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will, among efforts to tackle how to best safeguard children’s data, require parental consent for young people under the age of 16 who u…

When is a toothbrush not just a toothbrush? 12/01/2017

As an increasing number of objects used in daily life become connected to the internet, what does this mean for data collection and privacy? Inspired by the purchase of a 'smart' toothbrush, Joanna Adler considers the implications, particularly for children.

When is a toothbrush not just a toothbrush? Rules around data collection are undergoing reform in the UK with the Digital Economy Bill and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, due to become law in May 2018. Here Joanna Adler, Professor…

Liability and responsibility: new challenges for Internet intermediaries 20/10/2016

How might policy makers address demands for removal or policing of Internet content? Monica Horten, a visiting fellow at the LSE, argues for clarification on proposals regarding Internet intermediaries’ liability for content, and warns of complications regarding the notion of 'responsibility'.

Liability and responsibility: new challenges for Internet intermediaries Monica Horten, a visiting fellow at the LSE, argues for clarification on proposals regarding Internet intermediaries’ liability for content, and for an appropriate balance to be struck betwee…

Does Theresa May really want an independent BBC? The jury’s out 21/09/2016

Does Theresa May really want an independent BBC? Steven Barnett considers the implications of the decision to reverse Rona Fairhead’s appointment as BBC chair.

Does Theresa May really want an independent BBC? The jury’s out Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at University of Westminster, analyses UK prime minister Theresa May’s decision to effectively dismiss Rona Fairhead as BBC chair, and the implica…

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LSE Media Policy Project

Our current focus is the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. The Commission deals with the crisis in public information.We seek to identify current trends, policy and strategy opportunities which provide ideas for solving the pressing challenges caused by online misinformation.

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