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Local news in Google News

Matters Arising to this article was published on 11 August 2022

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I gratefully acknowledge comments from F. Curto Millet. Any errors are my own.

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E.M. drafted and revised the manuscript, as well as performed the data analyses.

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Magnusson, E. Local news in Google News. Nat Hum Behav 6, 1042–1044 (2022).

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