Forecasting is a common problem in the publishing industry, most notably during budget season, and Facebook's Prophet might come in handy next time you face yourself having to predict next year's traffic. Read more
We get sliced and sliced into smaller and smaller groups, each with its own group of pundits, publications, and Facebook memes. And as advertising mixes with propaganda mixes with actual reporting we can’t tell the difference anymore. It’s a never-ending scorched earth campaign, made possible because harming trust and encouraging tribalism is economically rewarded. In other words, the economic incentives of news directly contribute to the divisiveness of our country.