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9:45 PM ET, February 20, 2017

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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC over pedophilia remarks  —  Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will not be allowed to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  The decision comes while Yiannopoulos is roiled in controversy over a video, in which he is appears to defend pedofilia.
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Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Simon & Schuster canceling publication of Milo Yiannopoulos's book Dangerous “after careful consideration”  —  According to a report by Publishers Weekly, Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of Milo Yiannopoulos's book “Dangerous.”
DN.SE:
Swedish cops say they were misrepresented in a film featured on Fox News, which led to Trump's Sweden remarks, and described the filmmaker as “a madman”  —  Trump's comments about Sweden during his rally in Melbourne, Florida, spawned headlines in newspapers all around the world.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Silence from WH press office leaves journalists wondering if non-responses reflect mere indifference or strategy to discredit reporting flaws after publication  —  An eye-opening sentence has appeared in several important news stories about the Trump administration in recent days …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Journalists have flimsy legal protections if Trump's Department of Justice uses Espionage Act and orders them to reveal sources, a practice Obama's DoJ started  —  For those who care about press rights in America, President Trump's words last week were stunning and disturbing.
The Buttry Diary:
Journalist Steve Buttry dies of pancreatic cancer at age 62  —  Steve Buttry, a journalist for more than 45 years, died February 19 at age 62 of pancreatic cancer, his third major cancer.  —  A memorial service will be held in coming weeks in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Google and Microsoft's Bing agree to demote piracy search results in the UK by 1 June 2017, as part of a deal with the entertainment industry  —  Deal struck after lengthy spat between search engines and entertainment industry.  —  Google and Microsoft's Bing have agreed to crack …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
As President Trump pushes ahead on his effort to delegitimize US journalism, he is lending credence to theories and phrases advanced by fast-growing Infowars  —  Way back on Friday, President Trump declared that several news organizations — ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, The New York Times — were “the enemy of the American people.”
Eleanor Ainge Roy / The Guardian:
Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US on copyright and mail fraud charges, New Zealand high court rules; Dotcom's lawyer says he plans to appeal  —  Dotcom faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the US of piracy, which authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars
Discussion: Scoop, CNET, The Next Web, BBC and Softpedia News
CBS News:
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says media shouldn't use anonymous sources and should take Trump seriously when he calls them “the enemy”  —  Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, advised Americans to take President Trump's attacks on the media “seriously,” …
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine:
CPAC criticized for inviting Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak after pedophilia remarks resurface; Yiannopoulos responded in a Facebook post  —  Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart senior editor and right-wing provocateur, has been profiting from a feedback loop of predictable outrage …
James Kirchick / The Atlantic:
How Washington power-brokers protected columnist Joe Alsop for over 13 years after the KGB entrapped him in a homosexual tryst  —  Joe Alsop was the dean of Washington's foreign-policy columnists, a committed Cold Warrior, the doyen of Georgetown society, close confidante to presidents, senators, secretaries of state—and secretly gay.
 
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Jane Lee / The Age:
Australia's Yahoo7 fined $300K after one of its reporters published an article that led to an aborted murder trial
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A look at Local Matters, a weekly newsletter highlighting local watchdog journalism around the country that is put out by three Naples Daily News reporters
Jared Keller / Pacific Standard:
To encourage media literacy and fact-checking, Wikimedia spinoff Wiki Edu invites students to write Wikipedia pages instead of traditional research papers
Discussion: @jaredbkeller, Thanks:@jaredbkeller
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Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
How the rise of athlete activism, the election of Donald Trump, and other factors turned sportswriting into a liberal profession
Discussion: @douthatnyt
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Boston's WHDH has offered 87 hours per week of local news and filled the rest of the time with syndicated content after losing NBC affiliation at end of 2016
Samanth Subramanian / Wired:
Profile of an anonymous teen in Veles, Macedonia, who earned nearly $16K off his two pro-Trump fake news sites between August and November
Discussion: MediaNama
 

 
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Susan Fowler / Susan J. Fowler:
Former Uber engineer says Uber HR repeatedly dismissed claims of sexual harassment by “high performing” manager

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130 at Spectacles.com

 
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