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2:45 PM ET, August 19, 2018


 Top News: 
Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly “discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices”, says “we won't let that happen”  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to allege social media companies are discriminating …
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Facebook faces continuing calls for regulation of microtargeted ads in US and Europe after probes of Internet Research Agency and Cambridge Analytica data use  —  Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages.
Maia Szalavitz / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists who write about opioid use focus on the “relatable” white addict who is a victim of big pharma greed and downplay subjects' earlier drug misuse  —  After Jillian Bauer-Reese created an online collection of opioid recovery stories, she began to get calls for help from reporters.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Researchers find fewer third-party cookies on 200+ EU news sites post-GDPR; sites load 27% fewer cookies for optimization and 14% fewer for ads  —  Some third-party cookies were still present, of course.  But there was a decrease in third-party content loaded from social media platforms and from content recommendation widgets.
Discussion: Nieman Lab and @niemanlab
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Mel, an independent men's magazine bankrolled by Unilever, may represent a new, if precarious, model for media as it grows, slowly but consistently  —  “Mel” is leaving Medium and trying to grow to new heights.  Does this Unilever-owned brand's publication present a model for branded content that doesn't suck?
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones  —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox
Christopher Barca / Queens Chronicle:
Ocasio-Cortez campaign says she was “mobbed” by reporters at a Bronx community meeting, leading to a press ban for two listening tour stops  —  Media was barred after reporters ‘mobbed’ her at an earlier event  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday that stops on her …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Viacom lays off more than 30 Awesomeness employees following last month's acquisition; Awesomeness CEO Jordan Levin has left the company  —  As expected, Viacom has made a round of layoffs at Awesomeness, pink-slipping more than 30 employees of the digital-media company it acquired last month from NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.
The Guardian:
Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law; deputy minister says police will instead be empowered to deal with the phenomenon  —  Critics say legislation was deployed during Najib Razak's time in office to silence criticism  —  Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law …
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Rob Arcand / The Outline:
PEOPLE, a free to listeners, non-commercial audio publishing platform focused on musician collaboration and works-in-progress, to launch on August 18
Discussion: Billboard
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
How The Sun climbed above the Mail Online's digital reach, registering 29.7M UK users in June vs. Mail Online's 28.3M, despite earlier paywall missteps
Marya Hannun / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at how the Afghan mujahideen documented the Soviet-Afghanistan war after Congress provided a $500,000 grant in 1985
 Earlier Picks: 
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: pure play streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now reach 5% of US Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year
Discussion: The Verge
PR Newswire:
McClatchy Studios to air three Facebook Watch shows, including a weekly documentary with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Beto O'Rourke's Senate race
Jaclyn Reiss / The Boston Globe:
The US Senate passes a resolution by unanimous voice vote affirming the media “is not the enemy of the people” and condemning attacks on the free press