Posted in The Hot Potato

Facebook’s Fake News Fighters Punish Italian Satirical Website

A popular satire website in Italy found out what happens when Facebook loses its sense of humor: they see fake news everywhere. Publishing under the…

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Posted in Audiences Data

Media on Facebook: Who Is Winning in Asia?

Chinese and Indian news media command millions of followers on Facebook – but it is in the much tinier Myanmar where news media is really…

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The Big Facebook Boys in the Russian Commonwealth

Facebook is not particularly popular in the former Soviet Union space when it comes to news media. Outside Russia, though, Facebook news media from other…

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Posted in Thinking Journalism

Why Good Journalism Lost to Noisy Populists

Open society media camp has lost the information war with the often inarticulate, yet vociferous, populist lot. To gain back the trust of the masses,…

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Posted in Digital Rights TechBrain

The Price of Digital Rights

Internet companies and telcos are not particularly good at disclosing policies on freedom of expression and privacy. On a long-term basis, this could dent their…

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Posted in Audiences Data

Facebook News Media: A Lesson From Palestine

Our MENA Facebook Index shows an exceptional news appetite, but also room for further growth in the Arab world. Today, we released Facebook Index Middle East…

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Posted in Digital Rights

Telcos and Internet Companies, Bad at Informing People About Their Rights

The world’s telecom and internet behemoths are far from being transparent when it comes to users’ privacy. It’s time for them to improve. The world’s…

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Posted in Audiences Data

News Media in Africa: The Big Boys on Facebook

Today, we released Facebook Index Africa, which ranks Africa-based news media according to how much of the local Facebook markets they control. Big Boys on…

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Latin American News Media: Who Is Big on Facebook?

Today, we released the Facebook Index Latin America, which ranks news media platforms from Latin America based on the number of Facebook followers compared to the…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Media Diet in Ukraine: Russian Social Media and Oligarch-Owned TV

Ukrainians trust Russian media less and are more aware than ever of who controls their local media. However, they still embrace Russian social networks and…

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