Publishers or platforms?
It suits tech giants to say they’re operating a platform, rather than a publisher - but for how much longer?
What’s the difference between a platform and a publisher? The cynical answer might be that publishers bear all the cost and platforms make all the money. The question requires deeper consideration, though, because it cuts across important issues in the connected society.
Last month, after agreeing to settle a civil case against Facebook following the publication of naked pictures of his client, solicitor Pearse MacDermott of Belfast firm McCann & McCann provided a...
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