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Starting in May, Facebook will also solicit ideas for ways to build community through local news, looking for around 100 participants to receive funding and mentorship.
Plus: Pro-China accounts on Reddit, and same-day election misinformation.
This is not “time well spent.”
“A lot of the time, diversifying content is tied to a financial decision. And while I do think that targeting black women is a very smart financial decision, it was also very important that we communicate that this is out of an authentic desire to fill a void.”
But only for journalistic purposes — not to target advertising.
Plus: YouTube adds fact-checks (in India), and Facebook moves to combat anti-vaxxing after receiving loads of public pressure.
Other participants: Fire stations, and police departments, and schools.
“Small steps by news organizations can have an influence on building trust with their audiences.”
Plus: Big advertisers ban YouTube (not over vaccines), the National Cancer Institute wonders how to respond to health misinformation, and how to fill a data void.