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Plus: The New Yorker Union work stoppage, media outlets quote anti-immigrant extremist groups, and “it’s highly likely his comments will become public at some point.”
Our research found that posts that came from influencers, as well as women without enormous numbers of followers, and that cited scientists or other scholars, received more likes, comments, retweets and hashtags.
Should the worst moment of your life also be your top Google search result? Your “permanent record” is sometimes more about old news stories than court records, and newspapers are increasingly rethinking their responsibilities.
“This blend of local reporting and issue expertise is extremely powerful. We think it’s one that can respond to the local news crisis quickly.”
Conspiracy theories seem to meet psychological needs and can be almost impossible to eradicate. One remedy: Keep them from taking root in the first place.
“It doesn’t lend itself to a lot of different types of jokes but I’m so in the deep Reddit that at this point, the sadboi existential crisis jokes just come naturally.”
The reasons we get fooled by political lies are less about the technology behind their production and more about the mental processes that lead us to trust or mistrust, accept or discount, embrace or ignore.
Capitol coverage, the problem with op-eds, and that Vogue cover.