You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter.
Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what… Continue Reading Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
The social media giant pledges funds to launch a Local News Accelerator
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Among the winners is an app that lets people make micro-podcasts and a sports newsletter aimed at women.
Read More Continue Reading Ryerson and Facebook Digital News Innovation Challenge awards $100,000 to five startups
Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots, and… Continue Reading Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
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The CJF said the award ‘celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributions to Canadian democracy’
Read More Continue Reading Call for Entries: CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award
A digital news incubator will award $100,000 to five finalists — but how involved will Facebook be?
Read More Continue Reading Facebook and Ryerson launch Digital News Innovation Challenge