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Most readers want publishers to label AI-generated articles — but trust outlets less when they do
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Jan. 31, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Social media in Egypt, the NYT’s ebook, Lakoff on the future of context

How journos are using social media to report on Egypt »

Facebook is planning to launch a third-party commenting system "in a matter of weeks" »

RT @mathewi: has a look at Tor, the anonymization project whose lead developer/advocate is @ioerror: »

The story has 1,000 faces: Compare this Kristof dispatch to this one »

Explanatory journalism, says linguist George Lakoff, should "decode the moral frameworks" embedded in language »

PSA: TPM is hiring a developer/designer »

"The Fast Fix," WaPo’s 60-second daily video update, has on some days exceeded 1 million views »

.@Jxpaton on transforming Journal Register: "Our horse is dying; we have to get a new horse." »

Android has become the world’s leading smartphone platform »

@jayrosen_nyu Fascinating. It’d make sense from several angles: "mutualized reporting," only applied to context. (Mutualized explaining?) »

Ongo, says @filloux, is "too much of an automated aggregator as opposed to an edited news product" »

Good morning! The NYT’s ebook on WikiLeaks goes on sale today »

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Most readers want publishers to label AI-generated articles — but trust outlets less when they do
“We already expect quite a lot from the public in terms of media literacy to be able to navigate the contemporary information environment; the use of these technologies in news adds a whole other layer to that.”
Google’s $100 million to Canada’s news industry is a small price to pay to avoid regulation
“Bill C-18 is a test case of the power of platforms like Google and Meta to run and control Canada’s communications infrastructures. While the agreement allows all sides to claim victory, it is clear that Google successfully extracted key concessions over how it is regulated in Canada.”
Here’s how 13 news outlets are using LinkedIn newsletters
“While you’re less at the whim of the algorithm, it’s still social media.”