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4:05 AM ET, June 9, 2019

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How 12,000+ videos watched by a young man on YouTube since 2015 first pulled him into a far-right rabbit hole and more recently into a left-wing universe  —  Over years of reporting on internet culture, I've heard countless versions of Mr. Cain's story: an aimless young man — usually white …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Maker Media, the company behind Make: magazine and the festival Maker Faire, is laying off all of its 22 employees and pausing all operations  —  Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire …
Bloomberg:
Vox Media staffers reached a tentative labor agreement with the online publisher Friday after 29 hours of negotiation and a one-day walkout  —  - Deal follows 14 months of negotiations with management  — Hundreds of employees took part in walkout on Thursday
Chris Cooke / Complete Music Update:
UK music trade bodies and music charities partner to support artists impacted by the collapse of PledgeMusic, a now-bankrupt pre-order and fan-funding platform  —  An assortment of UK music industry trade bodies and charities have come together in a bid to support artists impacted by the collapse …
Steven Zeitchik / Washington Post:
A look at the debate about streaming Broadway shows, as one service, BroadwayHD, ramps up, offering 300+ shows on Roku, Google Play, and more for $8.99/month  —  NEW YORK — This would seem like a strange moment to worry about Broadway's future.  —  The oldest entertainment business in the United States is thriving.
Discussion: @moschneids
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Mail Online's head of SEO says its search traffic from Google fell by half after an algorithm change on June 3, and the drop was worse in the UK than in the US  —  Mail Online has seen its traffic from Google halved after an algorithm change, according to its head of search engine optimisation.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
ProPublica's Political Ad Collector browser extension, now owned by the Globe and Mail, is working once again after being blocked by Facebook earlier this year  —  The Globe and Mail is the new home to the Facebook Political Ad Collector, a browser extension that ProPublica built and released in 2017.
Discussion: addons.mozilla.org
Los Angeles Times:
Some videos intended for anti-racist, educational purposes were removed due to YouTube's new rules, highlighting the weaknesses of algorithmic content removal  —  YouTube's campaign against hateful and racist videos is claiming some unintended victims: researchers and advocates working to expose racist hatemongers.
Noreen Malone / The Cut:
Why comments by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about cover stories and white men struck such a nerve: he used the language of well-meaning condescension  —  A few years ago, someone introduced me at a party to a man — a swaggering, posh-leftist, real type of a man — who worked on “long form” …
Stephanie Busari / CNN:
Liberia blocks AP's website, social media including WhatsApp and Snapchat, and Gmail amid anti-government protests, says it has restored some services  —  Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Thousands of Liberians gathered in the capital Monrovia Friday to protest “corruption and creeping dictatorship” in the country.
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
China has blocked several US, UK, and Canadian news sites, including The Intercept, Guardian, WaPo, HuffPost, Toronto Star, NBC, and Breitbart News  —  The Chinese government appears to have launched a major new internet crackdown, blocking the country's citizens from accessing The Intercept's website …
 
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Global Radio cut jobs and closed 11 local studios after Ofcom changed its definition of “local” and lowered required quantity of locally produced content
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
News UK has asked the staff at The Sun and The Sun on Sunday to volunteer for redundancies, with possible compulsory redundancies later
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Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
Police arrest Ivan Golunov, a Moscow-based journalist for Latvia's Meduza, claiming he was dealing drugs; Meduza execs say he was framed because of his work
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DutchNews:
Dutch news aggregator Blendle plans to stop selling individual news articles via micropayments and will focus instead on its premium subscription service
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
PwC 2019-2023 forecast: SVOD revenue to rise 64% to $24B annually, revenue for cable/satellite TV will fall 16% to $84B, TV advertising to stay flat at $72B
Christopher Tolve / The Drum:
Cybersecurity company Cheq estimates ad fraud at $23B in 2019; World Federation of Advertisers estimates 30% of ads are unseen by customers
Lauren Hirsch / CNBC:
Activist firm Elliott Management to buy Barnes & Noble for ~$683M including debt; in the past five years, B&N has lost more than $1 billion in market value