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3:30 PM ET, August 28, 2018

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Trump accuses Google of rigging its search results to suppress positive news about him and says the situation “will be addressed”  —  The president said that Google had “rigged” its search results to suppress positive coverage  —  The perceived leftwing bias of big tech companies …
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Washington Post:
Trump's economic adviser Kudlow says White House is “taking a look” at whether Google results should be regulated, amid concerns about alleged conservative bias  —  The Trump administration is “taking a look” at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated by the government …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Following Trump's tweets about alleged prejudice, Google releases statement saying it doesn't “bias our results toward any political ideology”  —  President Donald Trump accused Google of altering search results to prioritize negative coverage and left-leaning outlets on Tuesday.
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
CNN is facing backlash after it was revealed Lanny Davis was a source for its Trump Tower story on July 26, the substance of which he has since backtracked on  —  Attorney Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source in a July CNN story that reported his client, Michael Cohen …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: HuffPost owner Oath has been pitching advertisers on a service that analyzes its 200M+ Yahoo Mail inboxes; source says practice began 10+ years ago  —  Web giant analyzes more than 200 million inboxes for clues about what products people might buy—a practice much of Silicon Valley has declared off-limits
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Associated Press signs deal with blockchain startup Civil, licensing its content to Civil newsrooms and collaborating on blockchain tech for news  —  Civil Media Company is a startup that aims to support a network of high-quality news outlets through the sale of cryptocurrency.
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
Rotten Tomatoes adjusts critics criteria for its Tomatometer rating system in bid to boost diversity of voices, will include reviews from podcasts and more  —  Additionally, RT has set up a $100,000 grant program to help critics gain access to film festivals
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
18 newsrooms, including Scalawag Magazine and The Daily Tar Heel, receive $100K+ in grants from the Community Listening and Engagement Fund  —  This is the second round of grants from the Community Listening and Engagement Fund.  —  In April, 34 news organizations received grants to help them better listen to their communities.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon opens its Prime Book Box service, which sends kids books on a regular basis for $23/box, to all Prime users in the US  —  Amazon has launched yet another Prime perk for members across the U.S.  —  The latest benefit isn't a free offering, like many of the other perks that come as part of an annual Prime membership.
Ben Collins / NBC News:
InfoWars, Gateway Pundit, Mike Cernovich, and Daily Caller reporter Ian Miles Cheong wrongly identified a Reddit user as the Jacksonville shooter  —  The person who was misidentified as the Jacksonville shooter told NBC News, “My takeaway on this is there are a lot of idiots on the internet ... ”
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
San Diego State University study: 2% of teens regularly read a newspaper, while one-third polled said they had not read a book for pleasure in the last year  —  A study released Monday shows just two percent of American teens read a newspaper on a regular basis.
 
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Tim Arango / New York Times:
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Brian Crecente / Rolling Stone:
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Ian Parker / New Yorker:
Profile of Glenn Greenwald as he cuts the Twitter use, still thinks media oversells Russian election interference effects, and his audience expands to the right
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Reuters:
FCC inspector general's report found no evidence of impropriety in failed Sinclair-Tribune Media merger after two House Democrats accused Ajit Pai of bias