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All the News That's (Un)Fit
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: Social networks; Presidential elections; Advertising; Algorithms; Politics; Political campaigns; Journalism
Author: Kennedy, Shirley Duglin
Date: Jan/Feb 2017
Start Page: 8
Pages: 1
Section: INTERNET WAVES
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Michael Rich, CEO of the RAND Corp., says, "This is to me really a dangerous and unusual time in history. Because Americans not only feel entitled to their opinions- and rightly so-but many of them, a growing number of them, frankly, across the political spectrum also feel entitled to cherry pick facts to support their opinion, or even commission up new 'facts' if necessary. .. [...]this, also from BuzzFeed: "In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the topperforming fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than the top stories from major news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News, and others, a BuzzFeed News analysis has found. ..

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