Regulating algorithm future of media

Opacity over the manner in which social media platforms, also referred to as intermediaries, conduct themselves is one of the most formidable of regulatory challenges facing India

Shashi Shekhar Vempati
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Shashi Shekhar Vempati

Shashi Shekhar Vempati
The Reuters Institute for Studies in Journalism recently published its annual survey of the digital news landscape across the globe. The survey, while highlighting the global shift towards increasing consumption of digital news, also revealed some unique facets of digital news consumption in India. While 63 per cent of the respondents use social media as their source for news, more stunningly, 53 per cent cited YouTube as the social media platform for digital news consumption and an equally sizeable 51 per cent sourced their news from WhatsApp.
 
Both of these findings hold immense significance for two entirely different reasons of
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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 12:10 AM IST

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