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11:55 AM ET, August 11, 2018

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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.
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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 …
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  —  The essential value of the internet is conversation, not content—and journalists need to embrace it.
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
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” …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo:
Interview with Elle Reeve, a Vice News Tonight on HBO correspondent, on covering white supremacists before, during, and after last year's Charlottesville rally  —  The following is an excerpt from our project  —  Charlottesville: One Year Later.  Yahoo News spoke to over a dozen people connected …
Discussion: Vox
BBC:
BBC gets blocked in China after the news outlet switches to HTTPS, recommends people use a VPN or Psiphon app  —  The BBC's web services are all currently blocked in China, following a decision by the corporation to change the website's format.  —  It has altered all of its addresses from beginning …
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.
 
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