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April 07, 2017
Facebook has released a new resource to help users identify fake news reports.
Facebook Continues Battle Against Fake News with New Educational Resource | Social Media Today
January 25, 2017
Facebook has announced another update for their Trending News section, including some important steps to eliminate potential bias.
Facebook Announces Update to Trending Topics, Reduces Potential Bias | Social Media Today
January 11, 2017
Facebook has announced a new program to work with journalists on improving the platform and eliminating the spread of fake news.
Facebook Looking to Work More Closely with Journalists, Add More Publishing Tools | Social Media Today
May 09, 2016
Claims have emerged that Facebook has been manipulating the news stories in it's 'Trending' section, which could have significant implications for how news is shared.
On Facebook’s Influence Over the News Cycle and What it Means for Media | Social Media Today
December 11, 2015
Facebook has released it's Hot Topics report for November, detailing the issues and events that generated the most discussion amongst Facebook's user base.
The Most Discussed Issues on Facebook from November [Infographic] | Social Media Today
November 20, 2015
There was a recent Nieman Labs blog about the future of local news by Josh Benton . In the article, Josh talks about a wide swath of the local market, including TV and metro-based local news. He was generally pessimistic about the future of local news, although he did reserve some optimism for hyperlocal digital publishers.
For hyperlocal news sites, scale is not everything
November 13, 2015
As ratings drop for most cable news channels and tradition print newspapers continue to collapse, where are Americans getting their news today? For many, especially Millennials , the answer is social media.
November 06, 2015
Everyone was so caught up in the hijinks of Halloween that we forgot what follows, the month of November. This should officially be known as the month of change, and I’m not just referring to the weather (wonder when it’ll stop being over 70 degrees here in New York City). Brands along with the general public haven’t taken a moment’s pause as thoughts and Tweets turn jolly with upcoming holiday season cheer.
November 02, 2015
There has been significant discussion about the future of hyperlocal news. Everybody seems to think that technical platforms such as Facebook and Google have disintermediated local news, and that it’s game over. We don’t think this is true at all, in fact we believe that the opportunities for local news are tremendous!
The life of Hyperlocal news is just getting started when it's published
October 30, 2015
The Republicans took to the podiums for the third GOP debate this past week, and for some, the third time was definitely a charm. The data shows who’s gaining ground, and who’s starting to falter -- on social.