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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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June 18, 2009, 6:05 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Guardian’s crowdsourcing tool, Chinese censorship, Twitter in 1912

Wow, wow, wow. Check out how The Guardian is crowdsourcing its coverage of MP expenses. Awesome new tool »

Jeff John Zogby asks why people trust online news more than newspapers. He says one factor is political ideology »

Beijing seeks an army of 10,000 Internet censors to reinforce China’s control of the web »

Men’s Health selling mobile content — in their case, workout plans — using the iPhone’s new pricing model »

TPM publisher Josh Marshall went on Colbert and explained how his readers are “our first line of defense” »

Twitter in 1912. British newspaper’s contest: condense telegram into 12 words »

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