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“You need Google to stay in this. Otherwise, it devastates the entire industry.”
The tech giant’s ongoing antitrust trial raises the possibility of the federal government, Apple, or both giving Google its first meaningful search competition in decades.
“For me, fundamentally, the mistake was thinking that journalism was where Medium was going to shine.”
“We may not like them, but they have been absolutely essential in expanding our reach and building our digital business.”
A healthy chunk of Facebook users say they don’t get much news there any more — an outcome to be both expected and desired.
News Corp’s painfully named news aggregator promised to somehow battle “crass clickbait,” filter bubbles, media bias, and two trillion-dollar companies, all at once. It ended up being a D-minus Drudge clone and OnlyFans blog.
This is a guide to identifiable patterns in the variety of tactics used to classify and act on information credibility across platforms.
Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers’ payments, it’ll take 15%. The money’s welcome, but it’s also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.
Facebook may defend its actions on the grounds of user privacy, but its real concern is losing control of how the company is scrutinized.