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During an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “as rumors surface, communications experts rebut them with accurate information via WhatsApp or local radio.”
“There are broad concerns that Facebook continues to engage in deceptive behavior when it comes to user privacy, and that it is biased against certain groups, but outsiders currently have almost no possibilities to verify these claims.”
“I wanted to start engaging with readers about our intentions behind our stories.”
So if you think you have a “solution” for misinformation, it had better not be something that only targets digital natives.
Predictions and looks back.
It was hard to recruit Republican woman (“SO many Democrat white women”), and following the news of the day felt PTSD-inducing to many. But aggressive moderation and the help of a few librarians made a potentially uncivil discussion a little more respectful.
Plus: Are your Google results really that different from your neighbor’s?
Virtually half of high school teachers don’t trust traditional media either, but 72 percent of students say journalism “keep[s] leaders from doing things that shouldn’t be done.”