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After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight
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We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately.
Mashable / Matt Binder / Apr 7
“A shocking story was promoted on the “front page” or main feed of Elon Musk’s X on Thursday: ‘Iran Strikes Tel Aviv with Heavy Missiles,’ read the headline. This would certainly be a worrying world news development…But there was one major problem: Iran did not attack Israel. The headline was fake. Even more concerning, the fake headline was apparently generated by X’s own official AI chatbot, Grok, and then promoted by X’s trending news product, Explore, on the very first day of an updated version of the feature.”
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