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Plus: How information overload makes fake news worse, the similarities between investigative journalists and people who spread conspiracy theories, and a Vox infographic that wasn’t.
Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.
The Reuters Institute’s annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
“We’re always asking: How do I know that I’m not wasting my time on a platform by chasing vanity metrics? If we focus on traffic, we miss quality.”
Combining individual stories and actionable information, the East Boston, Nuestra Casa project attempts to inform and educate the Latino community in East Boston.
“We wanted to reach an audience we’re not reaching as well as we could.”
Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.
“We want to do everything we can to hear more of those voices and amplify them.”