The local crime story that went viral: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at a local crime brief that defied Facebook’s 2018 algorithm change, one that promised to transform users’ news feeds.In March 2019, journalist Will Oremus was reading through a report on Facebook’s latest publishing trends. One aspect of the study caught his eye.A 119-word, local crime brief was the most shared news story on all of English-language Facebook in the first three months of 2019. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins reveals new true crime podcast

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Fake news is Twitter's flu: Chips with Everything podcast

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Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed

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