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2:15 AM ET, July 7, 2018

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Univision is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group, which includes Gizmodo, Deadspin, Lifehacker, The Root, and a stake in The Onion  —  Unit includes digital properties such as Gizmodo and Deadspin  —  Univision Communications Inc. is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at the Charles Koch Foundation's move into journalism-related projects over the past two years, including donations of $80K to ASNE and $500K to Newseum  —  When The Washington Post hosted a public discussion about the future of the First Amendment last month, one of the sponsors …
Washington Post:
Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts …
Renee DiResta / Wired:
A look at how “keyword voids”, social recommendations, and paid promotions can lead to tragic misinformation in top search results for health-related queries  —  IN THE FIRST few hours of a newborn's life, doctors administer a vitamin K shot.  This is because infants …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with Chris Cox, Facebook's product chief across all its platforms, on free speech, working with fact checkers, Instagram's toxic comments filter, regulation  —  CHRIS COX HAS long been the Chief Product Officer for Facebook.  He has also recently been promoted to run product at WhatsApp …
Kaitlin Benz / CNET:
Netflix to end users' ability to post new reviews July 30 and remove existing written reviews mid-August, will keep thumbs up and down system  —  Soon, it'll be a little harder for you to tell everyone what you thought of Marvel's The Avengers.  —  Netflix is removing a desktop-only feature …
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How Facebook became synonymous with the internet in a newly democratic Myanmar and ended up relying on civil society groups for help in policing rumors  —  The riots wouldn't have happened without Facebook.  —  ON THE THE evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds …
James Masters / CNN:
A look at the sexism experienced by female journalists covering the World Cup, who represent only 14% of the 16K accredited journalists there  —  Baldwin: Overwhelming sexism at World Cup  —  (CNN)In a time that has seen the #MeToo movement go worldwide, the planet's biggest football competition has provided a moment of sobriety.
Shayera Dark / The Verge:
Tanzania's law requiring online content creators to pay a hefty fee to register, identify sources, and disclose sponsors drives bloggers and YouTubers offline  —  The troubling trend has already spread to Uganda, which recently enacted a social media tax  —  In May, Tanzanian bloggers lost …
New York Times:
Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing in Syria since 2015, appears in a new video obtained by Japanese TV channels; in video, he noted it was October 2017  —  HONG KONG — A Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria three years ago and who is believed to be a hostage of terrorists appeared …
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Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
The Malaysian government, now led by a new prime minister, says it plans to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Interview with Quartz executive editor Zach Seward on why it's successful, its happy relationship with Atlantic Media, and existence under Uzabase
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Washington Post:
One of Venezuela's last independent newspapers, El Nacional, with 15M unique monthly visitors, faces a court battle that could close it
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Reddit will top $100M in revenue this year and has been pitching agencies with ad units including a “top post takeover”