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Plus: “Humans can be successfully manipulated through social bots,” what Russia Today’s fact checking project actually does, and a more sociological take on the spread of fake news.
Meduza, Snob, TV Rain, BBC Russian, and RT weigh in on their publishing and promotion strategies on the platform, which survived a recent tussle with the country’s communications regulator.
Медуза, Сноб, Дождь, Русская служба Бибиси и Russia Today рассуждают о том, как привлечь и удержать читателей в Телеграме.
Además: aún más malas noticias sobre la corroboración de hechos, y cómo una noticia falsa fue desde un sitio de “satira” ruso hasta foxnews.com
The Intercept’s big story on the Russian government’s attempts to hack the U.S. election offers lessons for leakers and the news outlets they leak to.
As of noon on Friday, the video had 8,453 likes and 4,703 dislikes. The typical ratio of likes to dislikes on a Vox video is 10:1.
The platform is focusing on two major themes — disinformation campaigns in Eurasia and the migrant crisis in Germany — and focusing on larger character-driven narratives.
Shifting the focus to digital was hardly just a business decision, though: “Really, this was pretty much the only source that could help us go through.”
“We’re trying to create a nice, classically built magazine around that, online.”
“Meduza was never meant to be opposed to anything. We are strictly pro-common sense. Unfortunately, it’s no longer possible to maintain that in Russia anymore, and this is why we had to leave.”