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6:15 PM ET, July 15, 2018


 Top News: 
Cindy Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Judge orders LA Times to remove details from a story about a sealed plea agreement made public by mistake on PACER; LAT does so but plans to contest order  —  A federal judge on Saturday ordered the Los Angeles Times to remove information from an article that described a plea agreement between prosecutors …
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Profile of UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who gave Facebook a £500K fine over Cambridge Analytica and is investigating data misuse during Brexit  —  With the publication of an interim report on her investigation into the Brexit referendum, the information commissioner …
Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
White House cancels CNN interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton after interaction between Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta at UK press conference  —  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that the White House decided to cancel an interview between CNN …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Trump anointed Fox News as state TV with his favoritism of a Fox News reporter and baseless insults of NBC and CNN during a UK news conference
Judd Slivka / Nieman Lab:
A proposed law would make it a civil offense to fly drones over private property below 200 feet without permission, even if newsworthy events are occurring  —  Imagine if a news photographer at a football game had to get permission from every single person in the stadium before taking a single shot …
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
ThinkProgress founder and EIC Judd Legum explains why he is leaving his current job to launch a paid political newsletter Popular Information  —  ONE OF THE few things people agree on in 2018 is that the news industry is broken.  The old business models don't work.
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Times:
Study of 23,005 YouTube video comments about science and related topics: ~14% of comments for female-hosted videos were critical vs. ~6% for male-hosted videos  —  After studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, “I could see why people would not want to be on YouTube.”
Discussion: @athenedonald and Boing Boing
Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
Interview with Chase Cook, the Capital Gazette reporter who volunteered to cover the trial of the suspected killer of five of Cook's colleagues  —  On Thursday, Chase Cook sat down at a coffee shop in Annapolis, Maryland, near the temporary new home of the Capital Gazette newspaper group, where he's worked as a reporter since 2014.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook should quarantine Infowars and similar outlets instead of deleting their pages to avoid making people like Alex Jones into martyrs, prompting backlash  —  Quarantine instead, or it'll be ‘but her emails!’  2.0  —  Alex Jones' Infowars is a fake-news peddler.
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DOJ's appeal against AT&T-Time Warner merger probably won't succeed but the appeal itself could have a chilling effect on vertical merger bids in the short term
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Policy heads from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter will testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on July 17 about social media content moderation practices
Discussion: Reuters
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Aaron Hicklin / Out Magazine:
After intense criticism for accepting a role as a transgender man in the move Rub & Tug, Scarlett Johansson withdraws from the role
Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
An overview of experiments with voice AI from The New York Times, the BBC, and the Evening Standard and how they could be monetized through Alexa