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We talked to the Financial Times, La Nación, The New York Times, Vox, Chilango, the Times of India, and others about their early experiments sharing news on the world’s favorite messaging app.
“There’s no point in making a wonderful website or an amazing app if people aren’t going to the website or downloading the app.”
“It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack.”
From headlines to familiarity with news brands, people generally not tuned into the news use six main cues to decide which stories to trust.
A new beta version would add significant friction to forwarding messages more than once — the latest in a line of structural changes meant to reduce how often misinformation goes viral.
“Don’t be afraid to tackle misinformation head on. It’s important that people speak out, and you can repeat [misinformation] and then debunk it.”
“Your newsroom should match the community. It’s the easiest thing to say, it’s very difficult to do.”
“The readers of our publication can be trusted to weigh in thoughtfully and meaningfully on complex issues.”
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