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We’re seeing what publishers have decided to implement on their websites as of May 25 — whether they’ve decided to block European Union and European Economic Area-based traffic outright, set up buckets of consent for readers to click through, or done something simpler (or nothing new at all).
Also, has the “fake news” moment already passed for academics?
Plus: Facebook is accepting proposals for fake news research, and fake news was growing as a topic of media discussion even before the U.S. presidential election.
“If we let media change deniers drive the conversation, the result will be dumber journalism, less-informed public debate, and ineffective and counterproductive public policy. Even if what they say sometimes ‘feels right.'”
Babies and puppies continue to rule the day, and only 2% of the most engaged Facebook videos were posted by traditional publishers.
The real revolution in video news will be when someone, someday, figures out a way to make timely, high-quality, democratically useful news work natively on a streaming platform.
“I think that when people go to Google, they think about Google weighing facts instead of ranking results.”
“We believe people don’t pay for articles anymore. They pay to be part of the community.”