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“We get requests from all over the world, and everyone says that their country is experiencing unprecedented levels of polarization or a breakdown in social cohesion.”
“We do think our results can inform readers’ priors about the potential effects of social media in the final weeks of high-profile national elections.”
“We observe a dramatic increase in posts containing screenshots of Canadian news stories in the post-ban period.”
Just 15% of Americans paid or gave money to a local news source in the past year, according to new research from the Pew-Knight Initiative.
Recent work from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership offers recommendations.
Plus: Surprising attitudes about gender and credibility on the beat, how Trump drives outsized mainstream media attention to alternative media, and “sifting” as the key mode of next-gen news consumers.
Using slides, hand gestures, and the Vietnamese vocabulary of a five-year-old, we talked about fake faces.
“For a long time, ‘objectivity’ packaged together many important ideas about truth and trust. American journalism has disowned that brand without offering a replacement.”
Within days of visiting the pages — and without commenting on, liking, or following any of the material — Facebook’s algorithm recommended reams of other AI-generated content.
“The question is not about the topics but how you approach the topics.”