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The spread of ideas online, and people’s endorsement of them in polls, doesn’t give the whole picture.
“They’re not reaching out to these people with story ideas. They’re just telling them, ‘You suck and you’re ugly and you’re biased and your hair sucks.'”
The new race and identity newsletter will land in inboxes on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
The social media service is tapping into the creativity, intimacy, and authenticity that audio can deliver, a trend that lies at the heart of the current golden age of podcasting.
Campbell Brown, Facebook’s VP of global news partnerships, stressed that Facebook retained the ability to take down news in Australia again.
If the current situation continues, it may leave Facebook operating much more like the Chinese platform WeChat, where news is ruled by platform-specific content houses cranking out huge volumes of low-quality articles.
Newspaper closures and job losses have hit areas outside Australian cities hard. Removing news from Facebook will further restrict the choices of people with already limited access to news.
The app is an experiment by The Times to get a better sense of how people are sharing Times journalism through their own Slack workspaces.
“We found that the House that’s shown on the news is much more ideologically extreme than the actual House.”