Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source

Pearson, Tamara

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  16/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18688

In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.

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