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An interview with researcher C.W. Anderson: “You do have to wonder how long we can keep up before people have a nervous breakdown.”
“Whenever you have an individual interaction, a lot of the bluster, a lot of the generalizations, a lot of the group identifications fall away,” one participant in Pennsylvania said.
About 13 percent of Americans don’t trust any news outlet at all. (They went 2-to-1 for Trump in 2016.)
“Recent love letters to journalistic innovations today read like declarations of world peace in 1938. Resisting the temptation to find sure-fire redeemers of journalism is important.”
The algorithm that ranks content can make some truly strange decisions. What set of signals is Google News looking for?
“I think that when people go to Google, they think about Google weighing facts instead of ranking results.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into fake news, audience analytics, populism, VR, and fact-checking.
The method was similar to the one Netflix uses to recommend movies — no crystal ball, but good enough to make an effective political tool.
“For a soft power approach to disinformation to work, it is critical that all stakeholders do in fact work together…If it fails, cruder responses may be the only ones left. But let’s hope not.”