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Leveson calls for media watchdog

Leveson calls for media watchdog | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Lord Justice Leveson has condemned decades of "outrageous" behaviour by newspapers as he urged the Government to set up a new media watchdog underpinned by legislation.

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Emily Bell: Leveson is irrelevant

Emily Bell: Leveson is irrelevant | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the internet abhors geo-specific regulation. I may read about a contempt of court ruling in the UK, I Google a related name and the restricted identity is everywhere – in the image results, in dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of articles, and beyond that discussed on maybe even millions of social media pages. Deletion and retrieval does not work, and gossip cannot be easily doused. Lord McAlpine is suing half of Twitter on the basis that retweets of the BBC's error are each worth £5 of damage.

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