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10:40 AM ET, August 27, 2018

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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."
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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:
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.
Discussion: @mathewi and @flynnwaslike
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
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
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.
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
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 …
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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.
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 …
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.
 
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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
Matt Binder / Mashable:
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Discussion: Engadget
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Tanya Dua / INSIDER:
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