My talk (in Spanish) to the Mobile and Social Media conference in Santiago, Chile, on August 10, 2017
The battle between publishers, platforms and publics to shape the news
The once privileged position of the mainstream media has been undermined by the declining revenues, promiscuous consumers and the rise of social media and mobile. The ability to decide “all the news that’s fit to print” is shared between traditional and new media outlets, activist groups, celebrities, citizens and algorithms. This talk investigates how news exists in a contested and chaotic environment of fake news and alternative facts. It shows how to make sense of the rise of polarised, passionate and personalised streams of information as seen during the Brexit vote and the presidency of Donald Trump.