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News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washington Post to the streaming platform Twitch
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“It’s like a version of C-SPAN for a younger audience.”
A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing.
Plus: WeChat now has 1.04 billion monthly active users, shortform video is booming, and a few other significant numbers out of a recent report on the state of the Chinese internet landscape.
Plus: (Some) researchers can now get access to (some) Facebook data, WhatsApp is funding misinformation research too, and susceptibility to fake news may have more to do with laziness than partisanship.
Plus: Facebook fights fake news in Mexico ahead of the election, and a large majority of Republicans believe that social media platforms are censoring some political views.
It’s like the readers going to a watch party or trivia event, but with less effort — perhaps literally by staying at home.
Real American numbers!
“If someone says they love The Lily both for the stories and for the way it looks, that’s what I’m going for.”
Plus: Facebook expands its fact-checking program; for one thing, it now covers photos and video.