The 4th Session of the Media Plurality Webinar Series, jointly organised by the CEPR Media Plurality Research and Policy Network (RPN) and Ofcom, UK media regulator, took place on Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 5 PM (CEST), 4 PM (BST), 11 AM (ET) with Julia Cagé (Sciences Po, CEPR & Media Plurality RPN Leader), Ro'ee Levy (Tel Aviv University & CEPR), Simeon Thornton (Ofcom) and Joshua Tucker (New York University). The event was moderated by Luisa Affuso (Ofcom). 

Understanding Social Media's Impact on News Consumption and Society
The Session explored the intricate relationship between social media and online news consumption. Our panellists delved into their latest research findings, shedding light on how social media platforms can affect citizens and society. They examined the effects of social media on mainstream media, and discussed the role of regulation and user empowerment; with a particular focus of Ofcom's experience in the United Kingdom. Our panellists' fascinating discussion was followed by an interactive Q&A session.