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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.
Plus: A trove of Russian Facebook ads, “antecedents of bullshit,” and a week with Radio Sputnik.
User: “Lol is this the real WaPo account?” The Washington Post: “’tis we, irl.”
“The example of France shows it is possible to curtail [misinformation] campaigns. But to do so, newsrooms need to move the discussion out of the realm of the theoretical and into the practical.”
Plus: A quick way to make money off other people’s content, an invitation to fact-check U.K. local news, and BuzzBeed vs. BuzzFeed.
“We found a method that can invite a much wider readership into the work of dealing with this problem, and at scale.”
“With other social networks, it’s all about pushing as much content as possible, hoping that one will catch. Reddit is focused on single stories, rather than every single story or even the most recent story.”