Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

by Jill Abramson,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 2019

“There’s a battle for attention going on, for attention to news and politics,” BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko recently observed. “In that battle, virality often wins, and that really warps the truth.” Data demonstrating that fake news arouses emotions and mobilizes people to act gives Ms. Lytvynenko — and lots of other folks — nightmares.

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