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If the current situation continues, it may leave Facebook operating much more like the Chinese platform WeChat, where news is ruled by platform-specific content houses cranking out huge volumes of low-quality articles.
Plus: WeChat now has 1.04 billion monthly active users, shortform video is booming, and a few other significant numbers out of a recent report on the state of the Chinese internet landscape.
They’re just a few of countless names, codewords, memes, and phrases that have been blocked. Weiboscope, a project out of the University of Hong Kong, since 2011 has tracked deleted posts on Weibo, collecting a substantial dataset of the types of terms and content that triggers censors.
Plus: Facebook, Google, and Twitter face Congress, and new research into the spread of misinformation on WeChat.
Get ready for more interactive notifications, Siri in other apps, richer Messages, and more.
“I can’t imagine many stronger indications of one’s desire to engage with a news organization than adding it as a contact in their address book.”
Why Line? The app “supports both bots and conversational interfaces,” says deputy editor Tom Standage.
With a renewed focus on subscriptions, the Times believes it can double its digital revenue to $800 million in 2020.
The BBC is on WhatsApp, WeChat, BBM, and Mxit, doing reporting and reaching new audiences. Can news organizations scale chat apps up from one-to-one to one-to-many?