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New York Times | 06.29.16

Facebook, a News Giant That Would Rather Show Us Baby Pictures

Robyn Caplan

D&S research analyst Robyn Caplan was quoted in this NYT piece examining Facebook’s role in the news industry.

“This is a funny kind of transparency,” said Robyn Caplan, an analyst at the research group Data & Society. “Even though they appear to have been making a bet that news is where they want their business to go, they’re now indicating that their first priority is to maintain that environment that they’ve been known for, which is information from friends and family.”

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