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“It’s useful to us to see what people keep on their counters. Do they have their pots and pans hanging or tucked away? It’s a neat window into their lives.”
Our analysis of the links 10 cities saw in Facebook’s local news section found funeral home obituaries, years-old stories, and yes, some meaningful local journalism. But not a lot.
Plus: YouTube executives ignores its “false, incendiary and toxic content” for years, and white nationalism sneaks through Facebook’s ban.
“The relationship between us and the publishers is different in a surface where we’re showing the content on the basis of its being high-quality, trustworthy content.”
Starting in May, Facebook will also solicit ideas for ways to build community through local news, looking for around 100 participants to receive funding and mentorship.
This is not “time well spent.”
“I know it’s popular to quit social media or say the internet is terrible, but we can’t give up.”