Jufang Wang argues that the threatened banning of the Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok on ‘national security’ grounds would undermine much-needed competition within the tech industry and lead to a more fractured ‘splinternet’.
In this policy brief, Dr Jufang Wang reviews China's regulation of digital media platforms against the backdrop of the party-state's concerns that the platforms' increasing power as gatekeepers of online news and information may undermine its information control.
LSE media expert and Government adviser Damian Tambini argues that social media companies have a duty of care to protect users from harms caused by content published on their platforms, in response to the government's policy proposals in its White Paper on Online Harms.
This policy brief outlines major developments and issues in consumer dispute resolution systems in Europe that were highlighted at the conference 'Consumer ADR: Delivering Fairness and Justice for Consumers, Business and Markets' held at Wolfson College, Oxford on 18 and 19 March 2019.
There is a general trend among recent populist movements to implement measures that interfere with the independence and proper functioning of the judiciary. These movements seek to frame the courts in opposition to the popular will, yet the truth is more complicated than the populists would have us believe.
Populists challenge liberal constitutionalism by claiming to put the ordinary citizen in the centre of the political system, while reducing the powers of the ‘enemies of the people’. Sociologist Prof Paul Blokker argues that populists reduce democratic legitimacy, and asks: Why have populists found it so easy to radically change constitutional institutions and norms, and what can we do about it?