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10:20 PM ET, August 15, 2018

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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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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  —  “We can't build a service that is subjective just to the whims of what we personally believe," Dorsey told NBC News' Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.
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.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Twitter puts account of Alex Jones in read-only mode for seven days after a tweet violated policy; he can browse but can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts
Press Association:
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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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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Sara Su / Facebook:
Facebook says it proactively identified 52% of hate speech in Myanmar it removed in Q2 2018 using AI, up from 13% in Q4 2017  —  We have a responsibility to fight abuse on Facebook.  This is especially true in countries like Myanmar where many people are using the internet …
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
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” …
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Shawna Chen / Reporters Committee for Freedom …:
RCFP and 30 media organizations urge court to dismiss contempt petition by school board against Sun-Sentinel and two reporters for stories on FL school shooting
Steve Watkins / Cincinnati Business Journal:
E.W. Scripps Co. reaches deal with SummitMedia to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns for $47M  —  E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns, wrapping up deals that will complete the sale of all of its radio stations as it exits that business.
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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Zeynep Tufekci / MIT Technology Review:
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Karolle Rabarison / Online News Association:
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