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12:20 AM ET, August 11, 2018

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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter suspends several accounts associated with the right-wing group Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes for violating policy on violent extremist groups  —  Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the Proud Boys, a right-wing group present at last year's Unite The Right rally …
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New York Times:
Inside Twitter's Friday meeting where Jack Dorsey and executives discussed Infowars, what “dehumanizing speech” means, and a possible drafting of new policies  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter's headquarters on Friday afternoon.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg arrived at the decision to take down Infowars, finally making his decision after Apple's removal of Infowars podcasts  —  Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.
Jeff Jarvis / The Atlantic:
Internet platforms are places of public conversations where society negotiates norms of acceptable behavior; Infowars bans show the process is starting to work
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Analysis of Infowars Twitter content shows videos that led to YouTube and other bans were still live, while other tweets showed more Twitter rules violations
Sara Fischer / Axios:
While the Tribune-Sinclair deal is off, smaller local TV deals are still in the works, part of a broad media consolidation trend  —  Changes in decades-old broadcasting rules, combined with new types of competition in news and entertainment, are creating a drama-filled free-for-all as local U.S. broadcasters consolidate.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Regulatory filings show that Hulu lost about $357M in Q2 due to higher programming and marketing costs; parent companies to invest an additional $1.5B in 2018  —  Parent companies to invest additional $1.5 billion in streaming venture in 2018  —  Hulu's cash burn has accelerated …
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Chris Lee / Vulture:
How a producer and a writer worked together on a story about a McDonald's Monopoly game scam, sparking a movie-option bidding war and earning a $350K fee  —  On a Saturday in late July, the Daily Beast posted a story titled “McScam: How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions” …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: NBCU is licensing nonexclusive content from YouTube stars and other online influencers for its Watch Back video app, which will likely launch late fall  —  The entertainment company is licensing nonexclusive content from YouTube stars and other online influencers for the product.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
CNNMoney:
Laura Ingraham's remarks about “massive demographic changes” fed into pattern of white nationalist ideas at Fox News, raising questions about Murdochs' stance  —  Fox News host addresses controversial comments  —  It wasn't so much a dog whistle as it was an airhorn.  Or perhaps a primal scream.
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Gannett reports mixed results for Q2, with net income of $16.3M on revenue of $730.8M, down from $774.5M in 2017  —  MCLEAN, Va. - Gannett, which owns USA TODAY and 109 local media properties, said Thursday that digital revenues continued to climb during the second three months of 2018 …
 
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