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Is Facebook killing the Far Right? A Report.

The Far Right is feeling targeted on social platforms. Britain’s Nigel Farage directly questioned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the very subject, claiming that: “right-of-center political opinions” had been affected by a change in Facebook algorithms in January of this year, and that “on average, we’re down about 25 percent over a course of this …

Engineering filter bubbles with AI

A lot has been written about regarding Filter Bubbles in the past 18 months, yet the real effects upon individual users are not widely understood. Filter bubbles are understood to be a result of algorithms on social platforms. On Facebook, they decide in large part what content an individual is exposed to in their newsfeed. …

Finnish Presidential Election on Facebook

While President Sauli Niinistö’s own Facebook presence is very modest, he was by far the most popular and widely covered candidate on Facebook during the 2018 Finnish Presidential Election. EzyInsights’ data shows how people engaged with media coverage of candidates and their Facebook pages’ content.  President Niinistö was clearly the most visible candidate on social media President …

Intelligence – Powerful historical data for you

EzyInsights is proud to announce the launch of Intelligence – putting powerful historical data at your fingertips. Over the last 3 years, we’ve worked with the top publishers around the world. We’ve tracked hundreds of millions of stories. We’ve seen newsrooms and editorial teams transformed by our real-time data. Now, the perfect complementary tool has …

How Trump is still winning on Facebook

What we already know: Donald Trump regularly criticises the mainstream news media in the USA, especially the New York Times, claiming it is unfair and one sided. He notably uses Twitter to directly address the public, but how influential is he on Facebook? We know that Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm is optimised for engagement, by design …

Analysing Facebook Election Coverage 2017

British Publishers’ Facebook Coverage of UK Party Leaders This blog post is based on a large dataset of British news publishers’ (such as BBC News, Daily Mail and The Independent) mentions of UK party leaders in Facebook posts. We look at how much engagement (reactions, shares, and comments) the posts that mentioned the party leaders got. …

French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook – the Final Round

Updated Daily: French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook – the Final Round The result after the Election on Sunday 7.5.2017 A longer post with more data on the first election round with all 11 presidential candidates is available here, beware the long loading time as there are a lot of graphs! https://ezyinsights.com/blog/2017/04/02/election-presidentielle-francaise-de-2017/

Analysis: French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook

French Presidential Election 2017 on Facebook – the First Round This page archives our realtime analysis of Facebook engagement for the candidates of French Presidential Election first election round. The first election round took place on 23 April 2017. There were 11 candidates altogether. Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, François Fillon and Benôit …

How worried should publishers be about the latest Facebook algorithm change?

Yesterday Facebook announced an upcoming change to News Feed ranking that essentially further prioritises stories posted by friends over ones posted by anyone else – including publishers and brands. Engineering Director Lars Backstrom reiterates Facebook’s priority of keeping users connected to the people, places and things they care about, people on their friends list being the most important. …

Your website traffic numbers are lying to you

Measuring data in digital publishing is well established. Everyone does it, it’s expected, but there’s a huge problem, not everyone is measuring the same thing. Traffic and referrals being the closest linked to actual revenue, tend to be measured in an accurate way across publishers (although even then…). But this information is exclusive to each publisher. So how can …