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Moveon.org began circulating this infographic yesterday, telling a now-familiar-but-still-important story about the increasing consolidation of commercial media (and by implication, a concern about its impact on public discourse). Despite the times, the attention here is not on online media or new forms of information distribution, though that attention would shift the image only slightly—where might we add Hulu as a “notable property?” Under News Corp, GE (until recently), and Disney? We might also have to add Google, Apple, and Facebook. But would that change the basic concern? Do they shift the “staggering” percentage listed at the top? And what does “control” mean when we talk about not just content providers but distributors, platforms, and networks as well?
[Image Source: This version of the infographic comes from "Which 6 Companies Control 90% Of What You Read, Watch, And Listen To?," MoveOn.org.
The original is from OWNI.eu Correction: the original was created by blogger, FrugalDad]
-Contributed by Tarleton Gillespie, -
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