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The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
A neighborhood watch Facebook group, reader chatbot, and a state-focused project: “We all serve the greater Coloradoan community and we each have parts to play in that.”
Data that NewsWhip pulled together for Nieman Lab suggests that popular hyperpartisan publishers are actually doing pretty well post–algorithm change.
It’s already driving almost as many visits as Twitter, and publishers have no idea why their stories get chosen (or don’t).
Other philanthropic efforts have focused on newsrooms or audiences. Hewlett is targeting the platforms.
“We tested this, it tanked. You tested this, it worked. Why?”