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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 Tarleton Gillespie

Tarleton Gillespie is principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Communication and the Department of Information Science at Cornell University.
Transparency, even in its candor, is a performance, leaving as much unseen as seen.
Metaphors don’t just highlight a comparison — they also downplay the aspects they don’t capture. And “platform” papers over some of the big questions social media raises.
“Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be.”