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“Nothing has been better for alt-right trolling (whatever that word even means) than establishment journalism.”
“Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Plus: Fake audio on WhatsApp in India, and do paywalls lead to increased polarization?
Can a community news platform serve as “technology that protects our minds and replenishes society”?
With its new verticals Abacus and Inkstone and another on the way, the century-old newspaper is trying to use Alibaba money to build products that both reach a global audience and feel mobile-native.
The startup maintains a network of about 30,000 videographers to help source roughly 1,500 videos a day.
“Skill for analyzing objective news needs to be developed on its own…it likely needs to be coordinated with the skill for analyzing disinformation-based news.”