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1:05 AM ET, August 27, 2018

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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Ben Collins / NBC News:
Reddit mods have notified Reddit employees since July 2017 of an Iranian disinformation operation on the site to no response; Reddit now says it's investigating  —  More than a year before the announcement from Facebook and Twitter, a group of moderators on Reddit noticed a peculiar pattern of submissions.
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Profile of Kimberly Guilfoyle, once wife of San Francisco's liberal mayor and long time Fox News host, who now dates Trump Jr. and vice-chairs a super PAC  —  In the summer of 2004, the new mayor and first lady of San Francisco were photographed for an eight-page spread in Harper's Bazaar.
Discussion: New York Times and TVNewser
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
How women, including Campbell Brown and Alex Hardiman, are commanding Facebook's efforts to foster more legitimate news reporting  —  At Facebook, where men outnumber women almost two to one, the future of news is female.  —  Alex Hardiman speaks softly.  Leading a team meeting …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How StoryBots, with 150 songs, 500M views, a Netflix series, and an educational arm grew out of a viral 2004 satirical political video  —  ON A LATE June day in 2012, Gregg and Evan Spiridellis uploaded five videos to YouTube.  Each featured a quintet of monochromatic cartoon robots, catchy songs, and an educational slant.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
YouTube will roll out the ability to enable non-skippable ads, up to a maximum length of 20 seconds, to all creators in its Partner Program starting next week  —  You might soon be seeing less of that “skip ad” button over on YouTube.  —  In a video titled Want to earn more money from ad revenue? …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Chartbeat study: only a third of 159 publishers that adopted Google's AMP in 2017 saw clear statistical evidence of a traffic increase  —  Google unveiled its open-source Accelerated Mobile Pages format in 2016 to improve the mobile web by making pages load faster (and match Facebook's own fast Instant Articles format).
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Patricia Hernandez / The Verge:
The YouTube stream for the Logan Paul vs. KSI fight had ~773K viewers, at $10/view, but 1M+ people watched unofficial streams of the fight on Twitch at its peak  —  Most people didn't pay for the biggest event on YouTube  —  After months of hype, YouTube superstars Logan Paul …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A small team from New York University is working on ways to archive news apps and make them accessible via browsers  —  What if all the interactives a news organization ever made could be stored somewhere, accessible in the same form forever, even as the technologies people might use to access them change?
Discussion: @niemanlab
Jacqueline Howard / CNN:
Study: IRA-backed trolls flooded social media to amplify online debates about vaccines, often linking messages around vaccines to racial or class disparities  —  - Russian trolls and Twitter bots amplified online vaccine debates between 2014 and 2017, a new study suggests
 
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BuzzFeed China bureau chief Megha Rajagopalan, who has been in the country since 2012, says China's Foreign Ministry declined to issue her a new journalist visa
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