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2:05 AM ET, September 6, 2018

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New York Times:
NYT takes the rare step of publishing an anonymous op-ed by a senior Trump administration official that says top officials are working to thwart Trump  —  I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
The official behind the anonymous NYT op-ed on Trump contacted an editor via an intermediary, then NYT spoke with author; a “very small number” know identity  —  Senior administration official hits Trump in op-ed  —  Several days ago a senior official in the Trump administration used …
Washington Post:
Overview of the Senate hearing on foreign influence in social media, which heard testimony from Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey  —  Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey told lawmakers on Wednesday that they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
A recap of Facebook and Twitter hearings: Republican claims of bias, Democratic claims of political manipulation, and appearances by Alex Jones and Laura Loomer  —  A capsule review of tech's visit to Washington: The Senate seemed serious, the House did not, and Republicans aren't done complaining about bias.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
DoJ says AG Jeff Sessions will meet with state AGs to discuss a “growing concern” that social media giants are “hurting competition” and stifling free speech  —  The Justice Department has confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has expressed a “growing concern” …
Andrew Perrin / Pew Research Center:
Survey of US adults: 42% took a break from Facebook for several weeks or more, 26% deleted app from their phone, 54% adjusted privacy settings in past 12 months  —  Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform.
Lyz Lenz / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Tucker Carlson's journey from a shoe-leather reporter writing NMA-nominated stories to a TV host “shouting about immigrants” on Fox News  —  Tucker Carlson is shouting when he tells me he isn't shouting.  The barrage of his voice has been relentless throughout the interview.
The Guardian:
Donald Trump says Bob Woodward's new book on his Presidency is a “con of the public”, claims the journalist fabricated quotes from Mattis and Kelly  —  President tweets that Fear, Woodward's portrayal of a chaotic and dysfunctional White House, is a ‘con of the public’
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
How The New Yorker was bullied into disinviting Bannon via social media, and why capitulation makes journalists appear, as Bannon said of Remnick, “gutless”  —  The venerable magazine hands the reins to the digital mob.  —  A common complaint of liberal journalists …
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Joshua Franklin / Reuters:
Getty family to regain control of the photo agency, six years after the Carlyle Group acquired Getty Images for $3.3B
BBC:
A look at the trolls and fake accounts that perpetuate an online propaganda war between Qatar and neighboring Arab states
News Deeply:
News Deeply is “pausing” three of its platforms, with a number of journalists being laid-off; CEO Lara Setrakian says the sites may be relaunched in the future
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google unveils Dataset Search, a search engine that will cover datasets from environmental and social sciences, government, and ProPublica-style news orgs
Leif Reigstad / Texas Monthly:
Report: Fox 4 station in downtown Dallas evacuated after a man crashed a truck into side of the building and left a suspicious bag outside on Wednesday morning
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Chris O'Connell / Columbia Journalism Review:
10 years after The Texas Tribune launched, the site is on track to generate $9M in revenue from donors, grants, and members and $2M from events in 2018
Patrick Shanley / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Weinstein Co. executive Abby Ex identifies herself as the employee mentioned in Andy Lack's memo and refutes his claims about her account
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Vimeo pivoting from being a video viewing destination to focus on selling software tools such as Vimeo Stock, a stock video clips service akin to Getty Images
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
Daily Caller contributor Scott Greer severs ties with site after acknowledging he had written under a pseudonym for Richard Spencer's publication Radix Journal