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“The public statistics from the Swedish transportation company didn’t show significant delays, and the official numbers didn’t give us a true picture of the situation.”
Transparency, even in its candor, is a performance, leaving as much unseen as seen.
Stations in our sample posted an an average of just over 50 percent local content, using an an extremely generous threshold for “local” content.
Local news consortiums, labs, associations, and more.
“If you took away advertising from the platforms we have currently, if you took away the need to addict people and harvest their data and keep them refreshing their pages, what would that experience look like?”
Plus other findings from a new study’s interviews with that increasingly common creature, the “news avoider.”
Plus: What people who like fact-checking are like, a new “digital deception” newsletter, and Facebook expands its fact-checking partnerships beyond the West.