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1:10 AM ET, January 30, 2017

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
A look at Sean Spicer's first week on the job and feedback he's received, including Trump's distaste of his suit size, comments from Bannon and GOP strategists  —  WASHINGTON — In his first, rocky week as President Trump's press secretary, Sean M. Spicer was scolded by his boss …
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Ethan Zuckerman / Deutsche Welle:
News media landscape is changing with the spread of fake news, propaganda, and “disinformatzya,” and these variants must be treated with different techniques  —  Fake news, propaganda and “disinformatzya” are changing the media landscape - in the US, Russia and Turkey and across the world.
Discussion: @dmlresearchhub
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Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
New audio and video technologies that can easily recreate any person's likeness will make fake stories harder to detect  —  What we saw in the 2016 election is nothing compared to what we need to prepare for in 2020.  —  Less than a month after Donald Trump was improbably elected …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
New study finds the use of warnings on fake stories alongside real news can mitigate the spread of misinformation  —  Research conducted by social psychologists at Cambridge University in the UK, and Yale and George Mason in the US, offers a potential strategy for mitigating the spread …
Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
Posts on Facebook from ultraconservative websites like Breitbart News and Infowars stoke anxiety about Muslim refugees  —  Type the word refugees into Facebook and some alarming “news” will appear about a refugee rape crisis, a refugee flesh-eating disease epidemic and a refugee-related risk …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Despite erosion of trust, Pew research shows people still appreciate media's watchdog role and want journalists to call out lies  —  Journalism, according to the renowned media scholar and historian Sean Hannity, is dead.  —  Of course, the Fox News host and Donald Trump disciple …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
An anonymous junior reporter who's worked at Gannett and Tronc discusses life in the daily newspaper trenches  —  Newspapers have struggled more than any print media in finding a sustainable digital media model.  For the latest in our anonymous Confessions series, we talked …
The Guardian:
George Orwell experts on how the Trump era shares aspects of the dystopian world of 1984  —  Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon's book sales chart.  So, is the age of Newspeak here? … Jean Seaton: The seeds were sown during the George W Bush era
Discussion: @penamerican and New Matilda
Mark Harris / Vulture:
Trump's long tenure in the entertainment industry has given him a warped view of journalists as publicists who dole out uncritical media praise  —  Donald Trump's presidency has opened, and the reviews are raves!  I know this because of a press release the White House issued on Wednesday morning.
Discussion: @nymag
Ted Johnson / Variety:
ISPs, studios, and record labels end the four-year-old copyright alert system that sent warnings to users over P2P downloads of pirated content  —  Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system in which consumers received “copyright alerts” when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content.
Discussion: Engadget and Multichannel News
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The flood of leaks now coming out of the White House suggest that Trump's aides have resorted to influencing him through a public airing of grievances  —  All White Houses leak.  Sometimes the leaks are big, sometimes small.  But there are always people willing to talk to reporters about the …
Discussion: New York Times
Lauren Katz / Vox:
Q&A with Lauren Naturale, the person behind the Merriam-Webster dictionary's sassy Twitter account  —  White House counselor Kellyanne Conway coined a new term this weekend: “alternative facts.”  And the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a 186-year-old authority on English language use, had to weigh in.
Discussion: @mprnews, Recode and @npr
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Snap to publicly file for IPO late next week, which likely means a March IPO  —  The social communications company's current valuation is $25 billion, said sources.  —  According to sources, Snap Inc. plans to publicly file for its much-anticipated initial public offering late next week.
 
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