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[언론정보연구소] Philip Napoli: Regulating ‘Fairness’ on Social Media 해외석학 콜로키움 안내

2021.02.24

서울대학교 언론정보연구소와 BK21 FOUR 자유롭고 책임있는 AI 미디어 교육연구단에서 커뮤니케이션학계 해외 유수 학자들을 초청해 다양한 주제의 강연 시리즈를 개최하고 있습니다. 이번 세션은 온라인(ZOOM)으로만 진행되며, 많은 분들의 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다.

● 일시: 2월 24일 (수) 오전 10시 30분 ~ 12시

● 접속 링크: https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/89018180843

● 발표자: Philip M. Napoli 교수 (Duke University)

● 주제: Regulating ‘Fairness’ on Social Media: The Re-Emergence of -- and Lessons from -- the Fairness Doctrine

● 초록: Debates about political bias in the content curation and moderation practices of social media platforms have spilled over into the policy realm in the U.S., sparking debates about the concept of “fairness” and its potential utility in possible regulatory approaches to social media. This presentation revisits the history of the Fairness Doctrine, which for nearly 40 years guided the behaviors of broadcast licensees in the U.S. This presentation explores the contemporary relevance of the history of the Fairness Doctrine, including its frequent recurrence as a point of reference in subsequent media policy debates, and uses this history as a lens for critically examining current proposals for integrating Fairness Doctrine-like principles into a regulatory framework for social media, including efforts to make Section 230 immunity from liability contingent upon platforms exhibiting greater “fairness” in their content curation and moderation practices. This presentation will pay particular attention to fundamental technological and political differences between the legacy and current contexts, as well as to key lessons from the Fairness Doctrine that should inform current deliberations.

● 연사 소개: Philip M. Napoli is the James R. Shepley Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is also a Faculty Affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy and the Duke Center for Law and Technology. Professor Napoli's research focuses on media institutions and media regulation and policy. He has provided formal and informal expert testimony on these topics to government bodies such as the U.S. Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Congressional Research Service. He is the author/editor of seven books, the most recent being Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University Press, 2019), which received the 2020 Broadcast Education Association Book Award.