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The enduring allure of conspiracies
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Oct. 7, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: AOL’s buying spree, journalism on a diet and social media screw ups

A TV ad for print? AXA insurance debuts interactive ad that ties iPhone to newspapers and magazines

The Columbus Dispatch free iPad app outfoxes Apple, allows for subscriptions

A history of social media screwups (spoiler: blogger picks a Kryptonite lock with a ballpoint pen)

So you want to start an online news site? .@OJR’s got a checklist for that

The Future is gadgets: Survey finds eReader owners read the newspaper and magazines more

“Journalism on a diet,” Michael Schudson lays out three scenarios for the future of newspapers

Expect to see more videos from places like NYT, USA Today inside of your Twitter stream

Looks like 27% of us share 87% of news links

AOL plans to buy up more media properties, possibly even newspapers

Confusion over the cable brand vs. the news site may lead to a name change for

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The enduring allure of conspiracies
Conspiracy theories seem to meet psychological needs and can be almost impossible to eradicate. One remedy: Keep them from taking root in the first place.
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Yes, deepfakes can make people believe in misinformation — but no more than less-hyped ways of lying
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