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Archives: November 2020

October 2020 was one of the craziest news months in recent history, but you wouldn’t know it by looking in people’s Facebook feeds.
Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers’ payments, it’ll take 15%. The money’s welcome, but it’s also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.
Most people know quite a bit about their friends and family, including how happy and healthy they are and roughly how much money they make. It turns out this knowledge of others extends to politics, too.
Including how research into sports fandom explains Trump supporters’ claims of voter fraud: “One’s degree of team identification is a major predictor for attributing a loss to external forces such as referees and opponents’ cheating, resulting in denial of the outcome.”
It comes down to how easily the story falls apart.
“Whenever Black people need something, whenever they need a voice or a stage or change, they come to The Shade Room.”
Plus: How news organizations use TikTok, challenges in covering white nationalism, newsbot–audience communication, and the organizational behavior of Russia Today.