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Newsworthiness in Content Moderation: Using Media Cloud to Look at Patterns of Attention

Check out this article from one of our students, Gabriella Compagni, (BS in Philosophy, Law and Ethics Concentration, and Data Science Minor).

The moderation of content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has increasingly garnered public attention in recent years. It’s not difficult to see why as more of the information we receive comes from these sites, and they continue to influence major political events with large digital footprints such as the 2016 and 2020 elections.

There are now big public policy discussions about regulating social media. Many people believe things need to change, as mis- and dis-information proliferate and extreme views and activity seem to gather momentum through these platforms.

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