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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
In the wake of a killing after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, tech firms are setting aside content neutrality in the fight against online hate
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
After Charlottesville, the false-equivalency president has doubled down, and journalists are seeing the problems with “both sides” framing  —  He's the false-equivalency president.  —  During the 2016 presidential campaign, the national news media's misguided sense …
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Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows  —  Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 1.09% has set a budget …
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
A new episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally aired on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana, with the leak then spreading to file-sharing sites  —  Though the episode was posted for a “brief” amount of time, the leak quickly spread on the Internet early Wednesday.  —  It's a case of deja vu for HBO.
Wil S. Hylton / The New York Times:
CNN:
White House confirms that Hope Hicks will serve as interim communications director  —  Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks has been named as the interim White House communications director, a White House official told pool reporters Wednesday.  The official added in a statement …
Jason Guerrasio / Business Insider:
A day after MoviePass announces its new $10 a month plan, AMC Theaters says it is consulting with attorneys as to whether it can block the service  —  Following the surprising news on Tuesday that MoviePass would begin a $9.95-a-month subscription service in which members can see one movie …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
The Coral Project announces Guides, a set of 70 how-tos, resources, and case studies aimed at helping news publishers create and sustain online communities  —  For a lot of news organizations, the comment section is an afterthought or something to be avoided altogether.  The Coral Project wants to change that.
Laurel Wamsley / NPR:
Hosting provider DreamHost is resisting a DOJ warrant which it claims requires the company to hand over the details of 1.3M visitors to an anti-Trump site  —  At the intersection where protections against unreasonable search and seizure meet the rights to free speech and association, there's a now web hosting company called DreamHost.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Tronc and Investor's Business Daily to launch Trophy Funds, a newsletter on investing in mutual funds, costing $7.99/month  —  With duopoly-squeezed publishers on the hunt for more reader revenue, some have joined forces to go after it.  —  Tronc and Investor's Business Daily are launching Trophy Funds …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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