South Korea is one of the countries in the world with the highest share of the population making use of social media, followed by Singapore, Australia, the US and - among emerging markets - Brazil.
What all these countries have in common is a highly developed mobile internet market combined with a considerable use of all types of over-the-top (OTT) services.
However, according to new Global Trends research by Cullen International, approaches to social media regulation vary considerably around the world. Growing use of social media and the spread of illegal and harmful content online is also triggering new debates on the role of safe harbours and whether certain safeguards protecting online platforms from liability and responsibility should be revised.
11 September 20
AVMS Directive transposition Progress Report September 2020 – Most Member States will not meet the implementation deadline
The deadline for member states to transpose the Audiovisual Media Services Directive expires in a few days (on 19 September 2020). However, the transposition process has not moved forward significantly in any of the countries compared to what was reported in Cullen International's July Report.
10 September 20
[INFOGRAPHIC] Big tech under scrutiny in the US
The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are under scrutiny about their alleged monopoly and gatekeeping power as well as anticompetitive practices. In a handy 1-page overview, Cullen International's new Cheat Sheet summarises the main alleged anti-competitive behaviours, other investigations and next steps in the US.
09 September 20
[INFOGRAPHIC] New AVMS Directive: European Commission guidance on essential functionality criterion (video-sharing platforms)
Guidelines contain a set of 15 indicators to help member states and national regulatory authorities determine which video-sharing platforms will be covered by the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive.