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Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Facebook says it was “too slow” to prevent the spread of “hate and misinformation” in Myanmar via its site  —  How controversy changed Facebook's mission  —  Facebook has banned 20 organizations and individuals in Myanmar, including a senior military commander …
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Facebook removes 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account, and 52 Facebook Pages, including that of military TV network, in response to Myanmar violence
David Beard / Poynter:
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1M to Mother Jones magazine to finance reporting around misinformation and fake news, more  —  The Poynter Institute's Morning Mediawire breaks down and delivers the most important stories you need to start your day.  Delivered to your inbox every morning before work.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
How women, including Campbell Brown and Alex Hardiman, are commanding Facebook's efforts to foster more legitimate news reporting
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Experts discuss Trump's complaints of bias on Twitter and largely agree that lawmakers could try to force the platform to allow all speech but would likely fail  —  “Any action Trump might take against social media providers would be clearly and unambiguously unconstitutional."
Discussion: Techdirt
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reduces its print production schedule from seven to five days, Pittsburgh becomes largest US city without a daily newspaper  —  Pittsburgh will hold the distinction of being the largest city in the U.S. without a daily print newspaper after the city's Post …
Discussion: @politicsreid and The Incline
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Speaking on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd accused Roger Ailes and the “conservative echo chamber” of creating the environment which led to falling trust in press  —  NBC host Chuck Todd took a shot at Fox News and took a shot at the legacy of the late-Roger Ailes, as he condemned the …
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Throughout his political career, John McCain had been respectful of the media's role and in the Trump era, he became its defender  —  When news broke Saturday evening that John McCain had died, it felt like the climax of a slow-motion eulogy that had been steadily playing out since …
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
News site Big League Politics pulled a negative story about Senate candidate Kelli Ward; BLP owner's other companies provided services to the Ward campaign  —  A popular right-wing news outlet has removed a story from its website that was critical of a U.S. Senate candidate whose campaign is paying the site's owner.
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.
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.
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.
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
Final episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's “Who Is America?"' did not include Sarah Palin interview but credits listed her as “Special Publicity Consultant”  —  However, the anticipated segment featuring Sarah Palin never materialized.  —  [This story contains spoilers from the Aug. 26 season finale of Who Is America?]
Discussion: TV Tattle
BBC:
Myanmar court delays ruling against two Reuters journalists accused of violating state secrets act while investigating violence against Rohingyas to Sept 3  —  A court in Myanmar has delayed its ruling on two Reuters journalists accused of violating a state secrets act while investigating violence against Rohingyas.
Discussion: @pen_int
 
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