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“In India, citizens actively seem to be privileging breadth of information over depth…Indians at this moment are not themselves articulating any kind of anxiety about dealing with the flood of information in their phones.”
Plus: WhatsApp pays for misinformation research and a look at fake midterm-related accounts (“heavy on memes, light on language”).
“Whenever you have an individual interaction, a lot of the bluster, a lot of the generalizations, a lot of the group identifications fall away,” one participant in Pennsylvania said.
Plus: How “junk news” differs from “fake news,” and LinkedIn gets less boring (but not in a good way).
“News avoidance appeared to be a strategic choice to conserve both emotional energy and time, in order to better fulfill demanding responsibilities, especially caretaking.””
When a one-hour outage on the platform can result in a 20 percent net hike in traffic to publishers’ websites, YouTube’s got a special share of the attention economy.
Plus: Alexa for U.S. election information, daily news podcasts that aren’t U.S.-centric, and the state of Recode’s podcasts.
“Recognition of altruism as a motive for publishing (i.e. shedding a light on unknown/hidden information).”
“While younger Europeans are less likely than those 50 and older to use public news media, they are more likely to name a newspaper or magazine brand as their main source for news.”