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Chicago Tribune Editor Says Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Algorithm is Killing Their Traffic

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The deputy editor of the Chicago Tribune has accused Facebook of causing a decline in their web traffic,blaming the social network’s new algorithm, which is designed to surface “accurate” and “relevant” stories.

In a post on Medium, Tribune deputy editor Kurt Gessler revealed that the paper had seen a rapid decline in its median Facebook organic post reach after November, with the number of articles being read by fewer than 10,000 readers “skyrocketing,” according to Gessler’s analysis of the data. – READ MORE

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