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Articles by Laura Hazard Owen

Laura Hazard Owen is the editor of Nieman Journalism Lab.
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Who deems Reuters.com so essential that they’ll pay more than two Netflixes a month for it?
As a news consumer, you are less likely to be able to cancel online than you are to get a please-stay pitch from a customer service rep on the phone.
“Food Only” turned out to be impossible.
“We will make our newsroom more diverse, our editorial practices more inclusive, and our news report one that provides a truer, richer and more textured portrayal of the world. By doing so, we will ultimately attract a reader and subscriber base that more fully reflects the breadth of the society we serve.”
Campbell Brown, Facebook’s VP of global news partnerships, stressed that Facebook retained the ability to take down news in Australia again.
Plus: Twitter’s Birdwatch is pretty useless so far.
The tests will rely on an algorithm to detect political content. It’s unclear how it will handle breaking news articles or posts from groups.
Plus: A thorough report on why social media is not biased against conservatives, and TikTok takes new steps to reduce the spread of unverified videos.
“While enforcing their rules on the president may help prevent him from egging on his followers further, the rush to delete videos posted by those very followers may end up making them harder to hold accountable. “