NiemanLab: Media consolidation and algorithms make Facebook a bad place for sharing local news, study finds

NiemanLab: Media consolidation and algorithms make Facebook a bad place for sharing local news, study finds . “The combination of local news outlets being bought out by bigger media conglomerates and the ever-present influence of social media in helping spread news seems to have created a new phenomenon, according to a new study: Issues of importance to local audiences are being drowned out in favor of harder-hitting news pieces with national relevance.”

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