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New Media Index: Tweeted Links Surge on U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

The News Corp. News of the World phone hacking scandal marked its third consecutive week atop the list of the most tweeted news articles, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of July 18-22.

Meanwhile, the Carmageddon freeway shutdown in California was the topic of the most news links shared by bloggers, and the most-watched news and politics video on YouTube was Sky News footage of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch being attacked with a white-foam pie during the July 19 phone hacking hearing in the British Parliament.

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