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1:45 PM ET, July 29, 2018

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Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Six women accuse CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of harassment, intimidation, and assault between 1980s-2000s; dozens more describe a culture of harassment  —  Six women accuse the C.E.O. of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company.
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS board says it will investigate the allegations against Moonves and notes the timing of claims, amid legal battle with National Amusements
Mark Brown / The Guardian:
Study: movies with the emotional arc of “man in a hole”, a fall followed by a rise, result in box office success irrespective of genre and budget  —  ‘Man in a hole’ story arc - a fall followed by a rise - found to be most commercially successful
Peter Sterne / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Mexican reporter Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto and his son released 7+ months after being detained by ICE, partly in retaliation for bashing US immigration policies  —  Late last night, Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto and his son Oscar were released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement …
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Profile of ESPN's Bob Ley and how a revamp of Outside the Lines made him one of the most important broadcasters at the channel  —  The network's longest-serving anchor is the perfect figure to interpret the collision of sport and politics.  And the Worldwide Leader needs him now more than ever.
Oscar Schwartz / The Guardian:
AI coverage has been misinformed and sensationalized for decades, leading to unrealistic expectations and distracting from the actual consequences of AI  —  Social media has allowed self-proclaimed ‘AI influencers’ who do nothing more than paraphrase Elon Musk to cash in on this hype with low-quality, pieces.
Discussion: @zacharylipton
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How a fake story on a “grudge-settling” site ruined a realtor's reputation and finances over a comment about a news story on Facebook that offended a stranger  —  Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years.  Other than a strong Polish accent …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A look at the NYT's The Daily: Michael Barbaro's sudden fame, how the podcast came to be, and its future evolution in local markets and other media  —  He's the star of the Times's most promising new-media franchise.  But will his success eventually carry him away from 620 Eighth Avenue?
 
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House confirms it is working on a consumer privacy policy proposal; sources: WH had 22 meetings with 80 organizations including Facebook, Google, and AT&T
Tom Wheeler / Brookings:
The FCC must decide if Sinclair's three sham station “sales” taint the purchase of 39 Tribune stations and if Sinclair has the right to hold any licenses at all
Discussion: @brookingsgov
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
New York State Public Service Commission votes to revoke approval of the 2016 Charter/TWC merger, saying company failed to meet broadband buildout obligations
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom to acquire youth-focused digital media company AwesomenessTV; sources say for $25M plus debt, well below AwesomenessTV's $650M valuation in 2016
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Facebook says it got 1,704 complaints and removed 262 posts in January-June under Germany's hate speech law, which warns of up to €50M fines for non-compliance
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Claire Boston / Bloomberg:
SEC filing: MoviePass ran out of money and couldn't cover the bills causing service outage on Thursday, had to take out short term $6M+ loan due in early August