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Media firms losing control of news to tech platforms

Besides shift from print to digital, social media companies playing growing role in filtering and delivering news

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When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it - on Facebook.

Washington

WHEN allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it - on Facebook.

That underscored the rapid shift in media: not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are increasingly