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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is deputy editor of the Lab. She was previously the managing editor of Gigaom, where she also wrote about digital book publishing. She first became interested in paywalls and other Labby issues as a staff writer at paidContent.
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Plus: A woman-oriented fact-checking initiative, and possible problems with California’s media literacy bill.
“We’re not the enemy. This is a really shitty industry for writers.”
“We’ve become focused a little more on the paying subscribers.”
Plus: A U.K. report calls for governments to tread cautiously when it comes to fake news, as some other governments seem prepared to do the opposite.
“The persistence of so many easily identified abusive accounts is difficult to square with any effective crackdown.”
“It seemed appropriate to do a still not short, but way more digestible, on-the-run version of the story.”
Plus: Twitter, Facebook, and Google sign on to the European Commission’s Code of Practice on Disinformation, and BBC Africa’s investigation into four murders.
Plus: How YouTubers spread far-right beliefs (don’t just blame algorithms), and another cry for less both-sides journalism.