Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
Date Written: 16/02/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18688
In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.