The internet represents a great potential for the news industry, and digital platforms increasingly contribute to the online distribution of news content.
However, many news publishers largely depend on digital platforms as key sources of traffic, and concerns have emerged regarding terms on which news content may be distributed and monetised. Digital platforms also changed news consumption, filtering and bundling content through algorithms.
In December 2021, the OECD discussed key questions that competition authorities are increasingly facing when considering competitive dynamics in these markets, in particular with regard to the commercial relationship between digital platforms and news publishers.
It explored the use and monetisation of news content, and the collection and use of users’ data, as well as digital platforms’ impact on news consumption and on incentives to amplify viral content (and potentially mis- and dis-information), considering whether these issues can be addressed through competition law.
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Professor, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business at Columbia Business School and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University
Derek Wilding Bio
Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney
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Managing Partner, Oxera
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