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Liberal political messages dominate on Instagram — a stark contrast to Facebook, where conservative political messaging rules

Facebook posts from conservative news outlets receive the most interactions on the world’s largest social media platform, according to metrics from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle. But Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, is a the exact opposite: The photo- and video-sharing app is dominated by liberal messages, including posts related to […]
Liberal political messages dominate on Instagram — a stark contrast to Facebook, where conservative political messaging rules
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Conservative outlets regularly have the top-performing posts on Facebook — but Facebook says the full picture is more complicated

The Facebook posts that generate the most interaction on the site most frequently come from conservative news outlets, according to metrics from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle. Journalists and critics have repeatedly pointed out this fact to imply that Facebook could sway the opinions of its users towards right-wing beliefs. But Facebook’s head […]
Conservative outlets regularly have the top-performing posts on Facebook — but Facebook says the full picture is more complicated
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Jennifer Aniston’s record-breaking debut on Instagram highlights ‘The Aniston Effect’ as her ‘Friends’ costars each gain over 1 million followers

Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Oct. 15 and created such a frenzy that she promptly broke the platform and set a Guinness World Record. The Instagram accounts of Aniston’s “Friends” costars have seen massive boosts to their follower counts since the actress joined last week: Each costar has gained over […]
Jennifer Aniston’s record-breaking debut on Instagram highlights ‘The Aniston Effect’ as her ‘Friends’ costars each gain over 1 million followers