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“The reason I have to have undercover voters is because social media sites won’t — and to some extent, can’t — tell you exactly what they’re recommending every single voter.”
Plus: “Partisanship turned out to be the strongest predictor of Americans’ knowledge, even surpassing education,” and how local news organizations fought Covid-19 misinformation in their communities.
“While enforcing their rules on the president may help prevent him from egging on his followers further, the rush to delete videos posted by those very followers may end up making them harder to hold accountable. “
“The audience is not loyal to Fox. It wants to get its fix of identity-confirming news. It will go where it can get it, and avoid where it can’t get it.”
While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms.
Plus: The Committee to Protect Journalists has its first union contract, Wisconsin Public Radio tracks source diversity, and who is Substack for?
Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and other tech CEOs have been grilled by Congress on such issues. But Jeff Zucker and Rupert Murdoch haven’t explained how CNN and Fox News, which are both far more widely used for news, would deal with a contested election outcome.
Two key moments from the 2020 campaign — the first debate and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis — are particularly illustrative.
“To the extent that the mass media model we identify here is the primary driver of information disorder, it will not be cured by more fact checking on Facebook.”