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“We may not like them, but they have been absolutely essential in expanding our reach and building our digital business.”
Achieving a more transparent and less manipulative online media may well be the defining political battle of the 21st century.
From headlines to familiarity with news brands, people generally not tuned into the news use six main cues to decide which stories to trust.
“People give a pass to their like-minded friends who share misinformation.”
But the numbers that suggest a huge international reach are also some of the easiest to manipulate.
“[Labeling] was the major intervention that Facebook said it was going to do, and it hasn’t done it.”
Simply counting instances of misinformation found on a social media platform leaves two key questions unanswered.