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3:10 PM 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 …
Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept:
Heshmat Alavi, who published anti-Iran articles in Forbes, The Hill, and others, may be a persona created by an Iranian opposition group to shape US discourse  —  In 2018, President Donald Trump was seeking to jettison the landmark nuclear deal that his predecessor had signed with Iran in 2015 …
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
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Given a fragmented audience, presidential candidates are appearing on less mainstream outlets, like podcasts, web shows, radio morning shows for deeper talks  —  In a packed field, candidates are seizing every opportunity to reach a fragmented voting public that doesn't always watch the evening news.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
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
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 …
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.
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.
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” …
 
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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
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
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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
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