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Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because they’re distracted
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Links on Twitter: Telegraph to charge, Boing Boing still makes money, Denton explains Gawker’s future

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Is Twitter better at refuting lies? Or spreading them? »

Nick Denton explains why Gawker is moving beyond the blog »

Attn Kindle users: You may have paid Amazon to download a book available free almost everywhere »

Paywall watch: Telegraph is planning to charge for content »

NBC local media is looking for the top 20 Twitter stars in 10 of its markets to talk on air about trending issues »

"It’s the distribution of human judgment from a handful of elite taste-makers to our own self-selected maven-o-spheres" »

Has Boing Boing become "retro chic"? Either way, it still has millions of readers and makes money »

Some props for @mediagazer , a site that launched with a bang »

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Why do people share misinformation about Covid-19? Partly because they’re distracted
Plus: Misinformation around Black Lives Matter protests and an analysis of the most-shared COVID-19 misinformation in Europe.
Tribune can buy more time by selling more control to Alden Global Capital
The vulture fund may be just fine with waiting a bit longer to make its next move to consolidate the local newspaper industry. Meanwhile, newsrooms wait.
A year and a half in, The Juggernaut challenges mainstream media’s coverage of South Asians
“The fastest growing demographic in America right now is Asian Americans and, more specifically, South Asian Americans. But when you look at the media coverage that we have, it’s disproportionately low.”