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It was hard to recruit Republican woman (“SO many Democrat white women”), and following the news of the day felt PTSD-inducing to many. But aggressive moderation and the help of a few librarians made a potentially uncivil discussion a little more respectful.
Plus: How “junk news” differs from “fake news,” and LinkedIn gets less boring (but not in a good way).
We analyzed the data of groups as large as 40,000 members and as small as 300, from international organizations to local publishers. How does yours fit in?
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.”
News organizations’ audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms like WhatsApp, Discord, and Facebook Groups. But there are still opportunities for good reporting on the communities we cover.
“Let’s put the nail in the coffin of chasing clicks and likes.”
“We think this will be a beacon of civility as the year progresses toward the midterms in this really polarized time.”
“There’s a reason the group’s called PostThis — we want people to take stories we share there and actually post them to their own networks.”
An average post in the private subscribers group of just over 2,000 members attracts about twice the number of comments as a post on the Globe’s main Facebook page, which is approaching half a million likes.
“The group has become a great community in its own right.”