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“We’ve spent a lot of time looking at the state of the international news market and looking at what’s working and what’s not working, and there’s an interesting model that’s getting ignored somewhat in English-language media.”
“As the company succeeds, so would those people. It actually buys in folks to the mission and success of the company rather than a specific project where you get a reward.”
“Problems news organizations will run into, we’ve run into before, we can help them with that, and we can hopefully help them get the same retention and engagement we did.”
“Los problemas con que se encontrarán ya los hemos tenido antes y podemos ayudarles con eso, esperando que consigan la misma retención y compromiso que nosotros”.
Plus: “Humans can be successfully manipulated through social bots,” what Russia Today’s fact checking project actually does, and a more sociological take on the spread of fake news.
“We need to address the sustainability question — like now — and we can’t wait any longer to do it.”
Other options include going nonprofit or launching a free, ad-supported site.
“Some internet is better than none — but not on Facebook’s terms.”