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10:45 PM ET, July 4, 2018

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia redirects all of its Italian, Spanish, and Polish pages to a statement protesting July 5 EU Parliament initial vote on changes to copyright law  —  Wikipedia's Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia …
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
Profile of Paul Denino, an “IRL” streamer who goes by Ice Poseidon and streams most of his life on YouTube, often with serious consequences  —  When your job is to constantly share your life, even your worst moments are an opportunity to please your audience.
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
A look at changes WhatsApp can make to curb misinformation after violence in India, including making messages private by default and forwarding only by consent  —  With over 200 million users in India, WhatsApp has a massive Fake News and misinformation problem.
Marlee Baldridge / Nieman Lab:
A look at NJ's bill to use $5M to support local media: five universities as collaborators, a board to oversee grants, language emphasizing media independence  —  The dollar amount isn't huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news.  But it's also an official statement …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque  —  Even before President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Russian Duma committee approves legislation that would label bloggers and journalists foreign agents if they work for organizations labeled as foreign agents  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Russian authorities to refrain from labeling individual bloggers and journalists as foreign agents.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
New California law requires all businesses, including newspapers, to clarify the terms of auto-renewal and make subscription cancellation possible online  —  Here's a script you're surely familiar with if you've ever tried to cancel a subscription to, well, anything:
Shadma Shaikh / FactorDaily:
Inside NewsDog, a Tencent-backed Chinese app aimed at entertainment, regional content, and money generating schemes, with 50M Indian users and ~200M DAUs total  —  “You will never find any other app on Playstore that makes a millionaire within two clicks," details a video on YouTube channel Technical Boss.
 
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
With 15% of subscribers and higher growth rates coming from abroad, the NYT focuses on regional content, targeting gathered audiences, and translating stories
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Stephen Carlisle / Nova Southeastern University:
A VA district court ruling that commercial use of a photo found on the internet was fair use ignored key provisions of the Copyright Act and disregarded facts
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Sources say Google's delay in joining a consortium of ad tech companies has complicated its members' GDPR compliance efforts
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Marcy Wheeler / emptywheel:
Marcy Wheeler, author of natsec-focused emptywheel blog, says she went to FBI in 2017 about a source she thinks is lying and had role in Russian election attack
Hamilton Nolan / Splinter:
WaPo's open shop union, lacking leverage, encourages members to accept insulting terms of new two-year contract, like $15/week raises, cuts in overtime payments