Google as platform, Google as publisher?

Macbook displaying Google Deutschland search homepageAmong the many things Google is involved in at the moment is the controversial new e-journal Distill, a product of its the Distill Working Group.  Operated at a distance as a peer-reviewed academic journal in the area of artificial intelligence, questions are being raised about its standing and, more importantly, whether this makes Google now a publisher and media company.  Read more on the Scholarly Kitchen blog.

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