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Reply to: Local news in Google News

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Fig. 1: Map showing America’s Google News deserts.
Fig. 2: The relative frequency of local news outlets returned in response to queries about a target county.

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S.F., K.J. and Y.L. designed the study, conducted the analysis and drafted and revised the manuscript.

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Fischer, S., Jaidka, K. & Lelkes, Y. Reply to: Local news in Google News. Nat Hum Behav 6, 1045–1047 (2022).

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