Friday, June 06, 2008

Media convergence sees PCC surveying Britons on SNS concerns

The Press Complaints Commission has surveyed Britons on their concerns re social networking sites. I am surprised by this seeming extension of the PCC´s remit.

From the article:

"Nine out of 10 people think there should be tighter regulation of information on social networking websites, according to new research.
A survey found that most Britons believe sites such as Facebook and MySpace should be covered by rules that would help ordinary people complain about intrusive material posted online"

There is a suggestion of Internet self-regulation lite, though I´m not sure what that means entirely... Since the PCC is involved in this study, the conceptual link with abuse of information by the media is there, but is this kind of abuse really of the sort we should most be concerned about?

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