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9:00 AM ET, July 8, 2018

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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 …
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
Lorna Fraser / IPSO:
UK study: coverage of youth suicides is disproportionate to the number of incidents and is reported in a more sensational way compared to other age groups  —  In the second in our series of blogs with Samaritans, Lorna Fraser, Executive Lead of their Media Advisory Service …
David Beard / Poynter:
Jillian Jorgensen, City Hall bureau chief of New York Daily News, explains how her reporting prompted a ruling that Trump pay $48K more in taxes for 2018-2019  —  Jillian Jorgensen made a difference this week.  —  Questions by Jorgensen, the City Hall bureau chief of the New York Daily News …
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
As Amazon's ad business surges, some advertisers worry they are giving it the data and market power it needs to eventually run them out of business  —  Amazon has already become something of a corporate boogeyman — and now it could be bringing its industry disruption to advertising.
Gary Regenstreif / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the projects supported by Press Start, a crowdfunding platform for investigative journalism in countries with little press freedom  —  Wendy Funes.  —  Wendy Funes was poring over judicial records when she discovered that the remains of human fetuses and newborns had been found in an indigenous area of her native Honduras.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Poynter, @vinwalsh and @clairlemon
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 …
 
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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
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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
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
The Malaysian government, now led by a new prime minister, says it plans to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018
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