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6:45 AM ET, January 22, 2019

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter suspends account that helped spread video of confrontation between a Native American and teens wearing MAGA hats, after CNN expresses doubt about owner  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between …
Maria Ressa / TIME:
Rappler's CEO Maria Ressa on why her news outlet works with Facebook even though it allowed the country's authorities to use it as a weapon against her  —  My reputation and peace of mind were demolished by information operations on Facebook.  It's a cautionary tale for the U.S.
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
In a Q&A, Jill Abramson says her new book had a fact-checker, claims Trump is making news outlets money by driving clicks and subscribers, and more  —  In her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts," Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the Times …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Speaking in Munich, Facebook's CEO Sheryl Sandberg outlined five ways the company is tackling fake news and says it is blocking 1M+ accounts every day  —  Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors …
Discussion: Fast Company, @raju, CNBC and Fortune
Reuters:
WhatsApp is now globally limiting the forwarding of messages to five recipients, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five …
New York Post:
Sources: Hearst eyes some of Tribune Publishing's smaller papers as the Donerail Group tries to engineer a Tribune acquisition to sell off individual papers  —  Magazine empire Hearst is angling to buy a chunk of Tribune Publishing, the newspaper giant that owns the Chicago Tribune …
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's journalism funding does not guarantee the success of high-quality reporting on its platform, which would obviate the need for such cash infusions  —  At some point over the past year, anyone connected with journalism, its present woes, or concerns over its future probably found themselves in a room with a Facebook executive.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends hosts apologize after a “technical error” led to the broadcast of a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died  —  Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News says it has reached a settlement with media monitoring service TVEyes; TVEyes says it will no longer carry copyrighted content from Fox News  —  The conclusion comes in a five-year-old lawsuit that tested the boundaries of fair use.  —  Fox News has fully prevailed in a copyright lawsuit …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
French newspaper Le Monde grew its digital subscriptions by 20% to 180K in 2018, with a new site design increasing subscriber conversion rates by 46%  —  Le Monde is seeing the fruits of its labor after focusing on driving reader revenue for the last two years.
Discussion: @bruno_renkin and @digiday
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
As Daily Telegraph's YoY circulation comparisons get reported without distorting bulk sales numbers, the real decline, at 8%, looks much smaller than before
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Oxford-Stanford report outlines how Facebook can improve as a forum for free speech and democracy, from defining hate speech to forming an external appeals body
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report outlines Perugia Principles, 12 rules for reporters to protect whistleblowers including publishing original docs, gauging public interest value of info
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk