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Training Your AI is Just as Hard as Raising a Child

Toutiao is a Chinese news personalization app which uses artificial intelligence to select what news items to present to its 120 million daily active users. Algorithmic personalization is effective, but how to prevent its downsides?

Searching the Library of Babel

SEO link building strategies sound a lot like PR when you look at them. We follow Rand Fishkin to see how both disciplines are evolving.

There is no such thing as free news

Consumption of digital news in Latin America grew exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and more people are paying for subscriptions.

George Orwell’s tips for a less Orwellian future

George Orwell is famous for “1984,” but his work as a journalist is less known. In the essay “Politics and the English language”, Orwell explains how to use language to sharpen the way we think.