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The New York Times | 05.17.16

Like it or Not, Facebook Is Now a Media Company

Robyn Caplan

D&S Researcher Robyn Caplan considers whether Facebook is saving journalism or ruining it:

The question of whether Facebook is saving or ruining journalism is not relevant here because, like it or not, Facebook is a media company. That became more apparent recently as human editors became a visible part of Facebook’s news curation process. In truth, this team is only a tiny fraction of a network of actors whose decisions affect the inner workings of Facebook’s platform and the content we see.

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