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Hint: Facebook is involved. Plus: Sketchy government efforts against fake news (or “fake news”) in India and Malaysia.
The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
Data that NewsWhip pulled together for Nieman Lab suggests that popular hyperpartisan publishers are actually doing pretty well post–algorithm change.
Other philanthropic efforts have focused on newsrooms or audiences. Hewlett is targeting the platforms.
With Facebook turning down the traffic firehose, it’s more important than ever to convert those all one-pageview visits into two- and three-pageview visits.