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Plus: Infowars’ Alex Jones is suspended from Facebook, eyes on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, and anti-vaccine Facebook groups.
Plus: Anger trumps love (in Facebook reactions to legislators’ posts), the most-shared news sources on right-wing social network Gab, and connections between Macedonian teens and U.S. conservatives.
The podcast has found opportunity with a donors-only Facebook group. Its second-season subject Curtis Flowers is still in prison, on death row — so “giving somebody a mug for donating doesn’t feel right.”
Not that they can remember the source five minutes later, anyway.
“It’s like a version of C-SPAN for a younger audience.”
A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing.
Plus: WeChat now has 1.04 billion monthly active users, shortform video is booming, and a few other significant numbers out of a recent report on the state of the Chinese internet landscape.
Plus: (Some) researchers can now get access to (some) Facebook data, WhatsApp is funding misinformation research too, and susceptibility to fake news may have more to do with laziness than partisanship.