Frontline media

In the digital era, broadcasters are in an arms race with streaming services such as Netflix and Disney. Meanwhile, social media leaders are under pressure to fight lies and uphold the rule of law. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

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The public service broadcaster’s model depends on young audiences

In the media arms race to take on Netflix not all new services can survive

Digital cloning of James Dean threatens the future of real actors

Corporate courts are no substitute for democratic lawmaking

The organisation that rules the internet’s body language is having to perform a cultural and political dance

Did the show help children learn? Or was it attractive to children who were already flourishing?

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Letter from Scott McArthur, Transformation coach, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK

Europe can help incentivise more security-focused systems and apps

Letter from Elizabeth Walker, Ottawa, ON, Canada