The Week That Was. IT and Media news week 48

The Week That Was. IT and Media news week 48

A month after Elon Musk bought Twitter for 44 billion USD, the IT and media worlds are still trying to figure out if he has a plan. Twitter announced it is scrapping rules about covid information opening doors for anti-vaxxers. Twitter said it will now rely on more automation to moderate content. French president Emmanuel Macron said Twitter’s content-moderation policies must comply with European regulations. 

By 2030, most online video service subscriptions will be partially or wholly advertising funded, consultancy Deloitte predicts in its forecast for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications markets.

Yahoo and Taboola are joining forces. Taboola gets exclusive access to Yahoo’s advertising market and Yahoo takes close to 25% of Taboola. The commercial agreement is for 30 years.  

News fatigue is a problem for news media informing about climate changes. A survey from Reuters Institute shows selective news avoidance, where people actively try to avoid news often, is almost as widespread for news on climate change as it is for news in general, ranging from 10% in Japan to 41% in India.

Women hold on average just 10% of business leadership positions in major news outlets in 17 countries, according to publisher organisation WAN-IFRA. On the editorial front, women make up just 31% of editorial leads. The organisation has published a six-point action plan.

 

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