Author: Serena O'Sullivan

Study: Losing local newspapers leads to more polarized voting

When local newspapers close, people turn to national news sources, which focus more on inter-party conflict and provide a simplified view of political issues.

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Conflict in the comment section can hurt a news site’s credibility

A new UT Austin study suggests journalists should ensure the discussions in their comment sections are civil in order to retain new readers and keep their trust.

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New study details role of fake accounts, bots in misinformation wave

A Nature Communications study found bots were responsible for 34 percent of all shared articles from non-credible sources.

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