Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.

  • @stoly
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    222 months ago

    That’s what places like Lemmy are for though.

    • @[email protected]
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      112 months ago

      Great for seeing a headline and then finding an article yourself. Less great for finding articles. Half of you people here have a penchant for linking super weird news sources.

    • @T156
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      102 months ago

      Even Lemmy does that, though. You’re still influenced by the headline, the community/moderation and the users.

      Assuming that everyone clicks through to the article, and doesn’t comment before reading the headline, anyhow.

      • @stoly
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        22 months ago

        And at the news organization, you are influenced by the editors and framing by authors.

    • @[email protected]
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      82 months ago

      Lemmy is massively biased though. While that doesn’t mean the articles aren’t factual, you’re still only ever hearing one side of the story. What I find time after time is that majority of people who have strong opinions about current events are completely uncapable of fairly steelmanning the opposing side’s argument.

      • RedFox
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        52 months ago

        Agreed.

        Lemmy, you are biased. You probably don’t intend to be, but it’s true for now.

        Going to sound weird, but I came here because of who I knew the vocal people were. I didn’t understand many of their view points and reasons for being mad/hateful/etc. I am much more enlightened now and learn different perspectives everyday.

        It is a giant echo chamber though if you are already very rooted in the spectrum here, and voicing decent usually leads to dog pile.

        This is related to attitudes about news, politics, etc.

      • @stoly
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        12 months ago

        I’m not sure why you think that news orgs aren’t also biased. Everything and everyone is biased, even those that genuinely try to not let it show through and be fully impartial.

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        • @[email protected]
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          12 months ago

          So what are you implying? That it doesn’t matter where you get your news because all sources are biased anyway?

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            • @[email protected]
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              52 months ago

              There’s still a massive difference between news sources like NY times and Breitbart. It matters where you get your news from and even if it’s coming from a biased source you should atleast be aware of the bias. Some sites atleast try to counter their bias while others embrace it. These things matter. It’s not binary.

              • hamid
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                -12 months ago

                Difference in quality? Yes. Difference in bias? No. The NYT has an extreme neo liberal US oriented business empire bias that as a refugee of the Iran Iraq war and victim of US foreign policy they supported that I don’t trust. I also don’t trust Breitbart.

    • @douglasg14b
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      52 months ago

      Sure, but you find out about things hours days or even weeks after they happen.