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Why Millions of Brits Won't See Facebook's Tips to Fight Fake News

By only running in broadsheets, the advert is missing wide swaths of the population.
Ben Sullivan

Meet the Last of the Machinists Who Keep the 'New York Times' Running

Printing presses break, a lot. In the first episode of "State of Repair," Motherboard visits the people who fix them.
Jason Koebler

This Map Shows Where and Why Local Newspapers Are Shutting Down

2016 has been a tough year for Canadian media.
David Silverberg

Robot Reporters Will Write News Tailored to You

AI keeps its readers in mind, even when it's targeting an audience of one.
Roisin Kiberd

Behind the Daily Paywall: The Site that Pays You to Read Pirated Articles

Paolo Cirio hacked into the Wall Street Journal, FT, and the Economist, and has published every paywalled story they ran in 2014. And he will pay you to read them.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Oh Kaplan, My Kaplan!

A former intern remembers the editor of novelistic New York journalism, who inspired a generation of writers and launched a thousand fake Tweets.
Motherboard Blog

How Stories Went Viral in Antebellum America

Researchers have found that the 19th century had listicles and an equivalent to YouTube.
Ben Richmond
Motherboard Blog

Big Rich Facebook Is Stealing Poor Little Newspapers' Thunder

If you really want a personalized newspaper, go buy a copy of The New York Times and throw away the sections you don't like.
Adam Clark Estes
Motherboard Blog

In the Vacuum Left By Shrinking Newspapers, State Media Are Rising

Yeah, yeah, newspapers are doomed, budgets are collapsing, journalists are losing jobs, and unpaid writers are slaving away at traffic-whoring fast food posts for major outlets that promise the experience will give said unpaid writers a leg up in a...
Derek Mead
Motherboard Blog

How to Hack the New York Times in One Easy Step

If you aren't already one of the Grey Lady's 100,000 "digital subscribers":, blessed with an endless supply of Top Stories, not to worry: you can pretend to be...
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros 5/23/11: France Says 'Oui Oui' for Internet Manners, Black-Holes Bare All in New Photo Shoot

_History has such a limited return on investment. Nothing we can learn from it, no ways to improve upon it. It's for the best that those insomniacs who were archiving the world's newspapers for the last five years can call it quits. Let's just get some...
Ones Zeros
Motherboard Blog

The Genius Of Gawker

This string of comments about Nick Denton, the Gawker Media titan, which appear in the middle of Ben McGrath's "New Yorker profile": of the man, sounds like it might have...