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9:20 PM ET, August 30, 2018

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter will exempt news organizations that meet certain requirements from its political and issue advertising policy, leaving their ad buys out of its archive  —  Twitter says news organizations can apply to be exempt from its political and issue advertising policy as a part of a larger update …
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Twitter says some organizations that purchase ads related to political issues, like abortion or immigration, will need to disclose more info about themselves
Alanna Durkin Richer / Associated Press:
A California man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Boston Globe staffers; prosecutors say he called employees the “enemy of the people”  —  BOSTON (AP) — A California man upset about The Boston Globe's coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's attacks …
New York Times:
Sources and recordings indicate that Trump and Cohen had plans to buy up all the dirt that National Enquirer and AMI had on Trump, dating back to the '80s  —  Federal investigators have provided ample evidence that President Trump was involved in deals to pay two women to keep …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's narrative of social media bias echoes his attempts to discredit mainstream media and could lead to the development of right-wing social media sites  —  President Trump, using more anecdote than evidence, is doing unto Google, Facebook and Twitter what he helped do to mainstream media …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Google News doesn't tinker with results for political reasons, but mainstream media's resources and standards are higher than those of conservative publications  —  Mainstream media organizations are better-resourced and do far more reporting than smaller, explicitly politicized outlets.
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Antitrust regulations placed on Comcast's takeover of NBCU are set to expire; leaked DOJ letter says it'll still monitor Comcast's programming and distribution  —  Antitrust restrictions placed on Comcast Corp. after its takeover of NBCUniversal are due to expire in a few days.
Kali Hays / WWD:
For $1.5M, Interview magazine is sold back to Peter Brant, who put it through bankruptcy liquidation to wipe out $3.3M in debts to former employees and others  —  Through Brant's legal maneuvering, Interview is set to relaunch under the same ownership and leadership after filing for liquidation.
Discussion: artnet News
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Memo: Vox Media reorganizes its ad sales staff into an enterprise team for big accounts and a growth team for new business  —  Digital media company will have one unit focused on big accounts and industry categories, and another on new business  —  Vox Media is reorganizing its sales force into an …
Discussion: @djbentley
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
CoinDesk has formed a new business unit called CoinDesk Productions to develop long-form documentaries and TV shows “rooted in crypto and blockchain technology”  —  CoinDesk is well-known as a news site covering everything happening with the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Interview with Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson on moving some coverage to Insider.com and deepening Business Insider's reporting by hiring 47 new staffers  —  When Business Insider global editor in chief Nicholas Carlson joined what was then a fledgling site called Silicon Alley Insider in October 2008 …
Discussion: @talkingbiznews
Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Amazon's UK broadcast of US Open receives 1-star rating from 80% of customers who cite lack of replays, poor picture quality, and limited choice of courts  —  - Web reviews criticize lack of replay, poor picture quality  — U.S. Open part of Amazon push into live sports broadcasting
Discussion: Variety
 
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Reuters:
Without evidence, Trump accuses NBC of “fudging” its 2017 interview with him in which he intimated that Comey's firing was a result of the Russia investigation
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Telegram publishes a new privacy policy, says it may comply with court orders to disclose IP addresses and phone numbers of terror suspects
Discussion: The Next Web