When it comes to breaking news, Twitter and Facebook can stand alone, but they’re stronger with each other

Twitter and Facebook have a “special relationship” when it comes to breaking news, Charlie Warzel writes. Warzel writes: “For all its negative press and criticism, and despite a sustained assault from a far stronger rival in Facebook, Twitter remains not only resilient but vital when shit goes down. Twitter’s value during weeks like this one is difficult to argue: When it comes to intense, complicated breaking news, Twitter is still indispensable. … And then there’s Facebook. If Twitter is built for speed and breaking news, then Facebook, with its algorithmic News Feed and curated news topics, is constructed to do just the opposite. It is as clean as Twitter is messy.”