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“Going offline”: Social media, source verification, and Chinese investigative journalism during “information overload"

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“Going offline” : Social media, source verification, and Chinese investigative journalism during “information overload". / Xu, Nairui; Gutsche Jr, Robert.

In: Journalism Practice, 11.06.2020.

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