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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable when covering people without homes?
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June 17, 2011, 6 p.m.

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Fantastic weekend reading (if you’re as nerdy as we are): "the post-artifact book" »

RT @brainpicker: The science of social timing in an infographic – when to Tweet and update Facebook for maximum traction »

The BBC has launched a news app that will deliver content directly to internet-connected TVs »

Where were you when you first "got" the web? On the Network wants to know (via @fraying) »

RT @johnjcook: Chris Christie’s Office Claims Roger Ailes Is a Confidential Adviser, Won’t Release Their Communications »

"Online, a self-centered approach is no longer a nasty trait, but a bolt of insight to leverage." »

New @comScore data: The average YouTube viewer watches 5 hours of videos a month »

.@kevglobal has some tough love for @Guardian as it doubles down on "digital-first" »

Huffington on paying her new AOL hires: "I inherited the budget that was there." »

#women2drive: Saudi women, using social media to organize, are defying the country’s driving ban »

In its first week, the FT’s HTML5 web app has logged 100,000 users »

Facebook’s set to launch its iPad app "in coming weeks" »

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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?