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11:10 PM ET, June 7, 2017

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Mark Scott / New York Times:
Ahead of UK and German elections, Facebook's role in political advertising and misinformation falls under scrutiny  —  Lawrence Dodd lives in one of Britain's most fiercely fought voting districts, and has been peppered almost daily with ads from the country's major political parties on Facebook.
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Maeve McClenaghan / The Bureau of Investigative …:
UK project Who Targets Me, with 10K users, reveals the unregulated Facebook “dark ads” that are on the rise in the final days before election  —  Political Facebook ads tailored specifically to users' locations, gender and views on Brexit have been found in key marginal seats across the UK …
Nick Schager / Yahoo:
Sony to provide edited versions of 24 movies purchased on iTunes, VUDU, and FandangoNow to fight third-party recuts without violence, sexuality, and profanity  —  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will announce today its “Clean Version” initiative, which “allows viewers to screen the broadcast …
Maureen Ryan / Variety:
Planet of the Apps review: Apple's foray into original content is “bland, tepid” and a “barely competent knock-off of Shark Tank”  —  These days, there's an almost endless array of reasons for TV executives to feel anxiety, and for some time, one of the most ulcer-inducing prospects …
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
The first episode of Apple's “Planet of the Apps” reality series is available for free on Apple Music; subsequent episodes coming Tuesdays for subscribers
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Greg Gianforte apologizes to Ben Jacobs for his conduct, says he will donate $50K to CPJ; Jacobs says he has “accepted” the apology  —  Congressman-elect issues lengthy apology to Ben Jacobs over ‘unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful’ actions
Jake Swearingen / New York Magazine:
It was OK for Intercept to seek to confirm validity of leaked documents but shouldn't have helped government build a case by revealing location, providing copy  —  How, exactly, did the FBI zero in on alleged NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner?  Winner, a contractor for the NSA …
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Joe Uchill / The Hill:
WikiLeaks offers a $10K bounty to get Intercept reporter fired for trying to verify leaked report without removing evidence incriminating leaker
New York Times:
Case study: researchers show how a story moved from a parody site in 2014 to Facebook, then Russian TV, two British tabloids and on to Fox News in 2017  —  Made up Russian attack on U.S. ship Invented a quote from a U.S. Air Force general Reprinted article with only hints of skepticism
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Alt-right's Jack Posobiec and Chuck Johnson claim Breitbart is caving to the left and losing influence, cite resignation of Milo Yiannopoulos as turning point  —  On Monday morning, Breitbart News fired staffer Katie McHugh, following a series of incendiary weekend tweets broadcast in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.
Matt Grubs / Santa Fe Reporter:
Journalist Aaron Cantú indicted by federal grand jury on eight felony counts including rioting while covering Inauguration Day protests in Washington DC  —  Cantú one of two journalists charged while covering rally-turned-riot  —  Aaron Cantú, a staff writer at the Santa Fe Reporter …
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
Sources: Unilad founder Alex Partridge wins legal battle against current management that could force sale of site  —  - “Facebook genius” Alex Partridge founded Unilad in 2010.  — He gave Liam Harrington and Sam Bentley 66% of the company in 2013, before being ousted out.
Knight First Amendment Institute:
In letter, Knight First Amendment Institute demands President unblock Twitter accounts of critics, calling @realDonaldTrump a “designated public forum”  —  NEW YORK — In a letter sent today to President Trump, the Knight First Amendment Institute asked the President to unblock …
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Blogger at neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer gets pledges of $150K to fight SPLC privacy suit claiming he organized a troll storm against a Jewish woman  —  The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing white supremacist Andrew Anglin of TheDailyStormer.com for letting loose an online “terror campaign” against a woman and her family.
Christopher Grant / Polygon:
Polygon launches three sites devoted to specific games: The Rift Herald for League of Legends, The Flying Courier for Data 2, and Heroes Never Die for Overwatch  —  Heroes Never Die, The Rift Herald and The Flying Courier  —  I've long been frustrated by the traditional gaming press's inability …
 
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