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11:55 AM ET, June 7, 2017

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Edward Snowden / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Prosecution of a source without weighing the public harm or benefit of a journalistic leak shows the basic flaw in the Espionage Act  —  The Justice Department released an indictment of twenty five year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner yesterday, just a few hours after the Intercept posted …
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The Intercept:
Intercept statement on FBI affidavit and search warrant for Reality Winner: documents contain unproven assertions, warranting skepticism
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
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Reality Winner didn't follow the Intercept's guidelines for leakers, but reporters may have been clumsy in handling the documents
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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.
Discussion: @mcgregormt, @profcarroll and @nytmedia
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 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 …
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
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.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York Times promotes Meredith Kopit Levien to executive vice president and chief operating officer, announces Kinsey Wilson is leaving, will consult for CEO  —  Kinsey Wilson, the executive vice president for product and technology at The New York Times, is leaving the company …
Discussion: New York Times and @jeffjarvis
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 …
Thomas Baekdal / Baekdal Plus:
Blocking keywords related to Trump on Twitter actually lessens the media bubble by highlighting more varied news  —  Let me show you a very simple trick to make Twitter about a million times better, and also how to get Twitter ‘back on topic’ so that it can actually be used again as a tool for work.
 
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