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Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
1 year ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

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 information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it
2 years ago

In cities across America, this morning’s newspaper told you there was an election yesterday — but nothing about it

This story was originally published by Nieman Lab and appears here with its permission Big night! The U.S. midterm elections yesterday mostly went according to expectations: Democrats retook the House of Representatives, Republicans kept (and grew) their control of the…
Éric Grenier explains why political polls are more important than ever
4 years ago

Éric Grenier explains why political polls are more important than ever

By Kate Skelly Polling has never been more important than throughout the 2016 U.S. election, according to CBC’s poll analyst Éric Grenier. “Polling does have some caveats. It does have some caution that you have to exercise with it. But…