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  • With revamped app, news to be at core of Apple

    Yahoo! - 06/21/2015

    Although Apple is likely to use some algorithms to filter stories, the hiring of experienced journalists is a positive step, said Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

    “A lot of people don’t want to be fed news that a robot has decided interests them,” Kennedy told AFP.

    “Especially if you don’t have any say how the robot makes that decision. The Facebook algorithm is highly mysterious, and people are starting to resent that.”

    Kennedy said it is “encouraging that this is moving journalism to the center of Apple’s universe.”

    But he remains cautious about technology companies increasingly becoming gatekeepers for news.

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