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“Say you read a lot about cooking, and someone similar to you has also read a lot about cooking, but also read a Saturday profile from International about a chef in Italy. We may surface that story in your queue in your newsletter.”
“We foolishly thought that harnessing the crowd was going to require fewer human resources, when in fact it required, at least at the micro level, more.”
“Instead of using broadcast to spread our debunks, we opted for an individual relationship.”
Plus: Facebook is accepting proposals for fake news research, and fake news was growing as a topic of media discussion even before the U.S. presidential election.
“I think that when people go to Google, they think about Google weighing facts instead of ranking results.”
Plus: Fake audio on WhatsApp in India, and do paywalls lead to increased polarization?
Can a community news platform serve as “technology that protects our minds and replenishes society”?