Our states are undergoing unprecedented levels of media change, with a shift of media consumption from traditional to digital channels and especially onto online platforms. This has had major implications for the complex system of media funding, ethics and regulation. The media sector is faced with major financial difficulties and decline of trust. Not surprising, as consuming news and information on social media involves challenges ranging from a lack of fact checking, confusion about news sources to online disinformation, hateful rhetoric and electoral manipulation.
© Council of Europe, February 2020 - Damian Tambini