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March to The Middle? Herd Behavior, Video Economics, and Social Media

BY | January 9, 2019

By Adam Candeub The internet and social media have become our public square. If market dominance or unfair commercial practices allow dominant online platforms to diminish discourse, antitrust law and…

By Adam Candeub

The internet and social media have become our public square. If market dominance or unfair commercial practices allow dominant online platforms to diminish discourse, antitrust law and the FTC or FCC might respond. Developed to understand television markets, video economics, if applied to internet-viewing, suggest that the dominant social media platforms will produce an online experience that caters to median tastes. Behavioral economics, in particular research on herd behavior,

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