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Facebook enters the news desert battle, trying to find enough local news for its Today In feature
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Articles by Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia and Filippo Menczer

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is an assistant research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Filippo Menczer is professor of computer science and informatics and director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University.
Indiana University researchers “have found that steep competition for users’ limited attention means that some ideas go viral despite their low quality — even when people prefer to share high-quality content.”