Book review: Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media

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A good news story about the future of journalism

Media: Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media, By Nicholas Diakopoulos, Harvard University Press, €27.55

‘A lie,” Mark Twain is supposed to have once said, “can travel halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on.” In the internet age, this is obviously more worrying than ever. To take just one recent example, last May an online video showed the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently slurring...

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