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9:55 AM ET, June 21, 2018

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Katherine Krueger / Splinter:
Twitter temporarily suspended some accounts that simply linked to a Splinter post that shared a phone number for White House adviser Stephen Miller  —  This morning, Splinter published the personal cell phone number of White House adviser Stephen Miller, an official so monstrous …
Jack Morse / Mashable:
Facebook blocks news about policy at a detention center for immigrant children from being boosted with an ad buy, under the cover of “political ads” policy  —  Having missed the boat completely on fake news, Facebook appears to now be dropping the hammer on the real stuff.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting Group admins test a feature that charges members $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to exclusive sub-groups  —  Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts IGTV, a hub for high-profile creators, and says it will begin letting users upload videos up to an hour long, up from previous one minute limit  —  Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube.  Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced …
Lea Trusty / The Engaged Journalism Lab:
Research finds gaps in philanthropic support for newsroom diversity, with fewer and smaller grants for ethnic and racial groups, women, and LGBTQI populations  —  New research released today by Democracy Fund traces half a decade of philanthropic investment in organizations, programming …
Discussion: DemocracyFund
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: prosecutors have subpoenaed National Enquirer publisher American Media for records of its 2016 payment to Karen McDougal as part of Michael Cohen probe  —  Prosecutors eye whether company coordinated with ex-Trump lawyer on payment to bury affair allegation
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
ABC News apologizes after showing a chyron for about five seconds falsely stating Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to manslaughter  —  ABC News apologized on Monday for accidentally reporting that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
AT&T unveils 31 TV networks offered in its WatchTV streaming service, which is launching next week for $15/month and is also included in two wireless plans  —  AT&T announced the launch of its new internet service Watch TV Thursday, revealing both the TV networks included in the service …
 
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Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
T-Mobile says its deal with Sprint will create a “truly competitive” national pay TV service with lower programming rates, and more affordable video services
Discussion: Adweek
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Taiwan-based news startup The News Lens says it raised a $3M-$4M Series C to finance its international expansion and has 9M unique monthly readers
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
German startup Blinkist, which creates abridged versions of non-fiction books, raises $18.8M Series C led by Insight Venture Partners
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Univision began offering Gizmodo Media Group employees buyouts last week, in a bid to reduce its budget for editorial employees by 15%
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Financial news network Cheddar has acquired free daily newsletter Need2Know, which covers tech, sports, business, and more and has 350K+ subscribers
Meena Lee / The Idea:
Interview with Medium's VP of editorial, Siobhan O'Connor, formerly executive editor of TIME magazine, on the company's growing editorial team and strategy
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU Parliament panel passes copyright measures with final vote to come much later; Article 11 is “link tax”, and Article 13 mandates filtering uploaded content