Emily Bell: How tech platforms decide what counts as journalism
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August 13, 202110 min read, 1936 words

Emily Bell: How tech platforms decide what counts as journalismEmily Bell: How tech platforms decide what counts as journalism

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Published: August 13, 2021  |  10 min read, 1936 words
In the aftermath of the deadly Capitol insurrection, technology platforms were forced to acknowledge their role in poisoning the media atmosphere, as the principal distributors of digital news and the sources of so much misinformation. Facebook, Twitter, and Google acted as they ...
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Well Sourced
Aug 13
This story goes right to the heart of concerns that Credder addresses. As it says of how to label news, “even the [categories] that are useful are often wrong.” But while the story seems very credible, I didn't find it terribly useful except in understanding why things are so muddled.
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Great Context
Aug 16
Excellent context and insight into the difficulties with answering the question "What is journalism?" and "what is not journalism?". Especially interesting is the part about determining labeling and classification. You can tell this is an article written by someone deeply immersed in the problem and who is writing their own frustration with the difficulty of the problem.
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Aug 16
Although the author inputs her own opinion on certain publishers, the majority of the piece is balanced and provides a lot of useful context on how social media platforms label news content and use quality indicators.
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Political Agenda
Aug 13
"In the aftermath of the deadly Capitol insurrection" is biased terminology. Wikipedia calls it "2021 United States Capitol attack". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_United_States_Capitol_attack#Analysis_and_terminology
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