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The Guardian | 09.04.18

Don’t give Facebook and YouTube credit for shrinking Alex Jones’ audience

Joan Donovan

Data & Society Media Manipulation Research Lead Joan Donovan discusses deplatforming with The Guardian.

“‘I think that what is reflected in the traffic going down is related to the power of social media to broadcast content to new audiences,’ said Joan Donovan, a lead researcher at Data & Society’s Media Manipulation Initiative. ‘What we are seeing now is more of a reflection of the fanbase as it stands rather than a reflection of how the recommendation algorithm is serving the content to new audiences.'”

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