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8:30 PM ET, May 23, 2017

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Fox News retracts story about the murder investigation of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich  —  On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich.  The article was not initially subjected to the high degree …
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
In letter, Seth Rich's brother pleads with the executive producer of Sean Hannity's Fox News show to stop spreading theories about his murder  —  July 2016: DNC staffer Seth Rich fatally shot  —  The brother of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote a letter on Tuesday …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American  —  For lies to successfully masquerade as news, they need help.  They need accessories to the crime against truth.  —  In two ways that have the power to shock, even in this almost shockproof era, lies are getting plenty of help.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
James Corden and Conan O'Brien are getting their own shows on Snapchat; NBC News expected to launch a daily newscast in September  —  When Elisabeth Murdoch said goodbye to the family business in the wake of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal in 2014, there was considerable anticipation regarding her next career move.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users  —  The race to control the TV is on, and today comes some news out of Europe underscoring Amazon's ambitions in that department.  The e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Scribd adds select articles from The Guardian, the NYT, and WSJ, as well as archival content from the FT; the service now has 500K+ subs paying $8.99 a month  —  The content subscription site is adding content from newspapers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:30 minutes ago
Grindr hires an editor-in-chief, Zach Stafford, for online magazine, Into, to cover LGBTQ issues, plans to hire at least four reporters and content producers  —  Grindr is signalling that it wants to get into the hard news business with an announcement this week that it hired an editor …
Media Matters for America:
In a YouTube broadcast, Infowars host Alex Jones calls Manchester victims “liberal trendies”, claims they're the same people “promoting open borders”  —  From a May 22 video posted on Alex Jones' YouTube channel:  —  ALEX JONES: Trump didn't just sign a deal …
Jordan Michael Smith / The Guardian:
Jezebel, now 10 years old, inspired other sites and influenced established women's magazines with humor, provocation, four-letter words, and controversy  —  Fresh, funny and feminist, Jezebel blazed a trail when it launched in 2007.  It forced others to follow - but does it still have a place on the internet it helped to create?
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Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU states approve plan making social media firms tackle hate speech and debuting 30% quota of European media on video streaming platforms, pending parliament OK  —  European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter …
 
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David Rothkopf is leaving as editor and CEO of Foreign Policy Group, a post he held since 2012
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
US appeals court rules that Wikipedia can pursue its NSA surveillance lawsuit, after a judge dismissed it in 2015
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Layoffs hit the Sacramento Bee, the latest in a series of staff reductions executed by its parent company McClatchy