Too influential: New rules wanted for social media systems

The relentless growth of social media structures has pushed major trade. This year, a Rubicon could be crossed as, for the primary time, digital media marketing revenues are predicted to outstrip the advertising spend in conventional media. This will bring in trade ways, a way beyond whatever imagined in a slender business context.

The teeth-and-claw standards of Mark Zuckerberg will

update the noble ones John Reith advanced when he hooked up the tradition of independence and objectivity at the BBC.


Product placement — John Mills draining a longed-for cold Carlsberg in Ice Cold in Alex — has been with us for generations and become a profit earner for the film-makers. Social media has spawned a brand new way of attempting to steer customers. Bloggers and “influencers” have in a few cases constructed careers through suggesting that brand ‘X’ is far advanced to logo ‘Y’ without acknowledging they’re in the pay of one brand

or the opposite. It is unsurprising that Irish regulation does now not effectively adjust this. This is every other instance where our flesh pressers lag at the back of the lives we lead.