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12:10 PM 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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Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: Univision wants to cut 15% of staff across Onion, Inc., and is set to begin buyout negotiations with the sites' editorial union  —  When media giant Univision Communications Inc. bought a reported 40-percent stake in Onion Inc. in 2016, executives believed that being funnier …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Formula One is in talks to launch its F1 channel on Amazon Prime in countries where broadcasters don't have exclusive rights  —  Formula One is in talks to launch the F1 TV channel on Amazon Prime, which could potentially open it up to more than 100 million subscribers over time.
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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Tanzania's law requiring online content creators to pay a hefty fee to register, identify sources, and disclose sponsors drives bloggers and YouTubers offline
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