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Will Oremus / Slate:
Study: Facebook engagement for sites identified as publishing fake news dropped by 50%+ between 2016 election and July 2018, while shares on Twitter kept rising   —  Facebook's efforts to reduce misinformation in its news feed since the 2016 election have opened the company to all manner of criticism …
Sep 15, 2018, 12:40 AM - In context

Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Q&A with New York Review of Books Editor Ian Buruma who defends running Jian Ghomeshi's piece and why the allegations against Ghomeshi aren't Buruma's “concern”   —  Well before the world associated the phrase #MeToo with sexual assault, Jian Ghomeshi was a popular Canadian radio host and musician.
Sep 14, 2018, 9:15 PM - In context

Aaron Gordon / Slate:
The Athletic is clearly derivative of the local newspapers from which it poaches journalists, but it promises disruption like a tech startup   —  The Athletic's rapid recent launch into the stratosphere of buzzy publications is built on two big ideas.  The first happens to be the least revolutionary …
Sep 8, 2018, 2:30 PM - In context

Felix Salmon / Slate:
A New York Times article on a preliminary study of Facebook use and hate crimes in Germany overstated the complicated study's conclusions   —  In December 2017, a pair of Warwick University post-docs, Karsten Müller and Carlo Schwarz, published an intriguing and clever attempt …
Aug 24, 2018, 9:15 AM - In context

Will Oremus / Slate:
Following changes to Facebook News Feed, Slate's traffic dropped 87% from 28M in January 2017 to 4M in May 2018   —  The social giant is retreating from the news business.  It's been a painful transition for publications that had come to depend on it—including Slate.
Jun 27, 2018, 12:05 PM - In context

Matthew Dessem / Slate:
Elon Musk complained about media credibility, then tweeted a link to a story attacking coverage of his company from a news site affiliated with sex cult NXIVM   —  Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's crusade to discredit the press in the wake of negative reporting hit a snag on Saturday …
May 28, 2018, 11:30 AM - In context

Felix Salmon / Slate:
Bloomberg is already well funded by terminals; one reason Bloomberg is adding paywall is because it can, another may be to offset expenses of Bloomberg TV   —  In recent years, hundreds of publications have started putting up some version of an online paywall.
May 3, 2018, 8:10 PM - In context

Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
The Atlantic's Kevin Williamson hire is another instance of the media legitimizing writers with abhorrent ideas because they are Never Trumpers   —  In a memo to staff, editor Jeffrey Goldberg cites an affinity for “second chances” and ideological diversity in hiring the conservative troll.
Mar 30, 2018, 10:20 PM - In context

Major tech platforms like Facebook become vulnerable to unethical practices by third parties because they do not proactively support ethical research   —  Give researchers more access to data, not less.  —  In a 2013 paper, psychologist Michal Kosinski and collaborators from University …
Mar 19, 2018, 1:40 PM - In context

April Glaser / Slate:
Investigations reveal discussion groups, online communities, and user-made games on Steam that glorify school shooters and mass shootings   —  As the country continues to debate gun violence in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, we've seen some of the usual misdirected discussion of whether video games bear some responsibility.
Mar 11, 2018, 9:40 PM - In context

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