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What Facebook Did to American Democracy - The Atlantic
more about journalism:
"The information systems that people use to process news have been rerouted through Facebook, and in the process, mostly broken and hidden from view. It wasn’t just liberal bias that kept the media from putting everything together. Much of the hundreds of millions of dollars that was spent during the election cycle came in the form of “dark ads.”
The truth is that while many reporters knew some things that were going on on Facebook, no one knew everything that was going on on Facebook, not even Facebook. And so, during the most significant shift in the technology of politics since the television, the first draft of history is filled with undecipherable whorls and empty pages. Meanwhile, the 2018 midterms loom."
journalism  politics  us  2016_populism  facebook  from:atlantic  2017 
5 weeks ago by mechazoidal
data/subreddit-algebra at master · fivethirtyeight/data · GitHub
"This directory contains the code and data behind the story: Dissecting Trump's Most Rabid Online Following

The raw data (an online cache of Reddit comments going back to 2005) is from Google's BigQuery and more information about the data can be found here."
analysis  2016_populism  reddit  2017  repo:github 
7 weeks ago by mechazoidal
How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down - NYTimes.com
"Here’s a great story about how the root cause of xenophobic panic is the deliberate spread of xenophobic panic. "
article  us  racism  2016_populism  from:nytimes  2017 
8 weeks ago by mechazoidal

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