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What makes people avoid the news? Trust, age, political leanings — but also whether their country’s press is free
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Articles by Sara M. Watson

Sara M. Watson is a technology critic and affiliated with Digital Asia Hub, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
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