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10:10 AM ET, July 20, 2018

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp to test limiting the forwarding of messages to 20 chats globally and 5 chats in India in a bid to stop the spread of fake news  —  The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.  —  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes …
Hollywood Reporter:
Paramount TV President Amy Powell Fired Over Inappropriate Comments  —  She was tapped to oversee the division in 2013 and has delivered hits including ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘The Alienist.’  —  Five years after being tapped to lead the newly relaunched Paramount Television banner, Amy Powell is out.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Profile of Tow Center's Jonathan Albright, whose research has helped break some of the biggest stories about misinformation and how it moves across the web  —  Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright's research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign.
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
The New York Post launches an entertainment division focused on scripted and unscripted TV to expand TV reach beyond syndicated daytime space  —  The New York Post has launched a new entertainment division focused on scripted and unscripted television.  —  Veteran TV producer Troy Searer …
Discussion: MediaPost
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Court filings and interviews provide a timeline for the deterioration of Les Moonves's and Shari Redstone's relationship and reveal that neither wants a merger  —  When CBS filed suit to strip Shari E. Redstone of her voting control of the company in May, no one purported to be more surprised — and hurt — than Ms. Redstone herself.
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Report: Reed Hastings is writing a book about Netflix, his leadership strategy, and the company's culture, which will be published by Penguin Press in 2019  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings prides himself on making as few decisions as possible at the streaming-video service he founded.
Dave McNary / Variety:
AMC and Facebook are rolling out a way for users to buy tickets directly from AMC on the platform  —  AMC Theatres is teaming with Facebook to allow users to buy tickets to any AMC showtime in the United States directly on the social media platform.  —  The two companies said Thursday …
Josephine Livingstone / New Republic:
A Money Diaries column on Refinery29 resurfaced an open secret about women's lifestyle outlets: some run ad agencies disguised as feminist publishing projects  —  This week Refinery29, a lifestyle website for women, came crashing into the public consciousness via an unpleasant installment of its “Money Diaries” column.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Editors re-examine how they covered 2016's email leaks and whether they have regrets after DOJ indictment: “You do have to think about who benefits”  —  When the Justice Department this past Friday announced its indictment against 12 Russians for allegedly hacking …
Monica Mercuri / Billboard:
Indie music distributor TuneCore adds ability for musicians to send songs to Facebook for use across Facebook platforms, receiving earnings in TuneCore accounts  —  Independent digital music distributor TuneCore announced Wednesday (July 18) it will begin allowing users to monetize on Facebook and Instagram.
Discussion: TuneCore, RAIN News and hypebot
 
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC says Sinclair may have engaged in “misrepresentation or lack of candor” in Tribune deal, sends case to court hearing that will delay and may sink the deal
Politico:
Rep. Devin Nunes, who operates his own partisan news outlet, is running an ad campaign saying McClatchy's Fresno Bee is publishing fake news about him
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's contract through 2023
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Jacob Weindling / Paste Magazine:
In a Twitter thread, a journalist shares ICE tactics for blocking press access like narrowly restricting times for interviews, withholding document info, more
Bloomberg:
Comcast announces it doesn't plan to pursue acquisition of 21st Century Fox and will focus on its Sky bid instead
Jen Carlson / Gothamist:
Chance the Rapper announces in a new song that he has bought the assets of Chicagoist from public radio station WNYC
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
In a sign of solidarity at a WH press briefing, one reporter gave his time for a question to another who had been cut off while asking about Trump's credibility
Discussion: The Atlantic
Reuters:
Court filing: DOJ has proposed an expedited schedule for its appeal of the ruling allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner, seeking briefs by Oct. 18