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“It is only by ignoring the torrent of low-quality information that people can focus on applying critical search skills to the remaining now-manageable pool of potentially relevant information.”
“Meta had the resources at its peak to do incredible things. Not just the dollars, but the encouragement to think of the best outcome possible, to make the biggest impact we could.”
“One of our first successful TikTok videos that surpassed over a million views is our explainer of where Ukraine is on a map.”
In other words, the odds are pretty good — but it’s far from a lock.
Futuro Media isn’t the type of news outlet that normally conducts political polling, which is why it wanted to dip its toes in.
We found that Americans who see news coverage that shows generic “line” images at polling places are less likely to say they will vote in future elections.
“A keyword-focused ‘close enough, good enough’ approach to white Christian nationalism risks misdiagnosing problems, muddling solutions, and alienating potentially reachable readers.”
In the case of break-and-enter stories, “everybody recognized that a poor execution of the idea would be a problem.”
More money should go to news organizations directly — even if that means making hard choices.