by: Jeremy Ullman, Media Diversity Institute
The roaring twenties have just begun. We have left behind a decade where online media morphed from being about sharing holidays snaps and poking our Facebook friends, to a defining influence of global politics, social conversations and our mental and emotional wellbeing. Big tech has become the player in the changing nature of journalism and media content, and smart phones have become an essential tool for engaging in the modern world. It has both opened up the door for greater representation in media and more media platforms, and increasing hate speech and disinformation that weaken the public’s trust in media, and threaten to erase all of its positive work.
With great power comes great responsibility—and the pressure is on Big Tech to act responsibly to curtail disinformation and limit its influence over politics, and be a force for good when it comes to media and diversity. Whether it chooses to engage in or ignore these issues will be a defining influence over the intersections of media, technology and our lives during the next decade. But what else should you be looking out for? Here is our breakdown of a couple conversations to keep your eye on in the decade ahead:
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