It turns out that a lot of the false news stories shared on social media before the election were generated by teenagers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. And according to BuzzFeed News, they made a good amount of money doing it.
According to Dr. Daniel Ashton, the media landscape we live with today is an opportunity to examine the heightened visibility and increasingly intimate relationship between the public and celebrities like Muhammad Ali, David Bowie and Prince.
Claims that Facebook deliberately manipulated stories on its list of trending topics undercuts its role as one of the world’s most powerful tools for 21st century communication, writes Callie Crossley.
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