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4:15 PM ET, August 9, 2018

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Apple says Infowars podcast violated company's hate speech guidelines but implies its app doesn't violate App Store guidelines  —  Apple will continue to allow the Infowars mobile application in its App Store, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, just days …
Max Fisher / New York Times:
After treating Facebook-fueled violence as occurring only in developing countries, company now finds that wealthier places aren't immune from hate speech issues  —  To Americans, Facebook's Alex Jones problem might seem novel, even unprecedented.  —  When does speech become unsafe?  When can it be limited?
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Twitter needs a code of values requiring it to make tough calls on high-profile and malevolent figures like Alex Jones  —  The platform won't ban the dangerous liar Alex Jones because he “hasn't violated our rules.”  Then what's the point of these rules?  —  This week, Alex Jones …
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey calls in to Fox News host Sean Hannity's radio show to defend his company, says Twitter does not shadow ban users based on politics
Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Tribune calls off its $3.9B merger with Sinclair, sues Sinclair for breach of contract, seeking $1B in damages  —  Trump angry with FCC chair over Sinclair deal  —  The Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media is dead.  —  Tribune said in a statement Thursday that it has terminated …
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Tribune Q2 results: revenue rose 4% YoY to $489.4M, net income rose to $84.4M, up from a net loss of $30.4M in Q2 2017  —  Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) (the “Company") today announced that it has terminated its merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement") with Sinclair Broadcast Group …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Karin Pettersson, Schibsted's director of public policy, on her new role and the publication's relationship with Google and Facebook  —  “We can't say that Facebook is destroying democracy, but then have our newspapers collaborate with them very, very closely …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Anchor announces Listener Support, a Patreon-style service that lets listeners pledge $0.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month to podcasters  —  Anchor's app makes it really easy to throw together a podcast.  But if you keep doing that and manage to build an audience, there hasn't been an easy way to get paid for it.
Lincoln Pigman / New York Times:
Authorities in Belarus detained at least 18 journalists, accusing them of illegally obtaining information from a state news agency; six have been released  —  MOSCOW — The authorities in Belarus have detained at least 18 journalists, accusing them of unlawfully obtaining information …
 
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