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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable when covering people without homes?
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Feb. 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Trust in newspapers drops 43% in two years, Demand Studios publishes 20,000 items every five days, 95% of user-generated content is spam

Worst of the Web is…most of the Web. 95% of user-generated content is spam, malware, both http://j.mp/aJ54rk »

Google swipes at Twitter, Facebook. Gmail feature will show updates in a stream http://j.mp/afxoRn »

In 5 days, Demand Studios pubs 20K how-to and what-the-heck articles at $15-$20 a pop. Meet the “content farm” http://j.mp/9J1DRg »

Credibility problem: From 2008 to 2010, trust in newspapers and radio news fell 43%, TV news down 53% http://j.mp/947waG »

East Bay Newspapers tests “pay-per-inquiry” ad model. Publisher won’t get a dime unless readers call http://j.mp/a9eGFR »

 
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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable when covering people without homes?
Plus: How journalists cover global infectious disease, how audiences think news organizations should improve trust, and “news minimalists and omnivores.”
Lots of visible likes and shares on social lead people to spread more misinformation
When people saw that a questionable piece of content had been liked and shared lots of times, they were more likely to share it themselves
How much does fake coronavirus news affect people’s real-life health behavior?
And what about Trump’s hydroxychloroquine and bleach proclamations?