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8:35 AM ET, August 16, 2018

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New York Times:
The New York Times joins over 200 newspapers and news outlets to remind people of the value of the free press and links to others' editorials  —  “The press in America is no blend of disparate tastes and interests into one singular identifiable amalgamation.
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Washington Post:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering promoting alternative viewpoints in timeline, labeling bots, and redesigning the like button and follower count display  —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable …
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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter has put the Infowars Twitter account in read-only mode for seven days shortly after doing the same for Alex Jones' Twitter account  —  Twitter restricted the Infowars account on Wednesday after finding a video that the conspiracy site shared had violated its terms of service.
Alyssa Newcomb / NBC News:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends decision to just give Infowars' Alex Jones a timeout after Jones urged viewers to ready “battle rifles” against media and others
Steve Stecklow / Reuters:
Reuters probe finds 1K+ posts attacking Rohingya or other Myanmar Muslims on Facebook as of last week; staffing issues and Burmese language complicate cleanup  —  Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook.
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David Gilbert / VICE News:
Sources: Facebook has hired an outside group to conduct an audit in Myanmar to investigate its role in ongoing ethnic violence
Jeremy Gordon / The Outline:
For well-intentioned discussion, maybe people should move from Twitter to Tumblr, still the world's 52nd-most popular site but with the feel of a ghost town  —  A reconsideration of the last great blogging platform.  —  Maybe you're familiar with the many reasons why people hate Twitter.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Gallup-Knight survey of 1,203 US adults: 85% don't think tech platforms do enough to combat fake news; 88% want more transparency about how content is surfaced  —  Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren't doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation.
NBC 6 South Florida:
Judge criticizes Sun Sentinel for publishing redacted details in school shooting case, will issue ruling on school board's request for contempt citation later  —  Judge Elizabeth Scherer Speaks With Attorney for Sun Sentinel  —  A judge has branded a newspaper “shameful” …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Profile of John Malone, the “Cable Cowboy” billionaire who helped build the pay-TV industry, as he heads into semi-retirement  —  - Mogul wants to reduce travel but stay connected to his empire  — 'I'm getting old.  What else do people expect?'  Malone says
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Gaming site IGN is removing all posts by former editor Filip Miucin, who was fired last week after accusations of plagiarism  —  The gaming site IGN is working to remove all of the posts written by former editor Filip Miucin, who was fired last week for plagiarism, after internet sleuths found …
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Steve Greene / IndieWire:
“Follow This”, a docu-series from Netflix that follows BuzzFeed News staffers around as they work on stories, debuts August 23 on the service  —  The first group of episodes, tracking developments in the site's stories about culture, science, and politics, drops next week.  —  87 Photos
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