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7:20 AM ET, August 13, 2018

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Dealing with the likes of Infowars on internet platforms is not a binary choice to keep or ban them; many other options exist, and they should all be explored  —  from the deplatforming-and-denialism dept  —  Warning 1: I'm about to talk about an issue that has a lot of nuance in it and no clear …
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
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Twitter says it found 7 tweets by Infowars or Alex Jones that broke rules but accounts won't be suspended; 2 of the now-deleted tweets were made after Dec. 2017
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
Bob Salsberg / BostonGlobe.com:
Boston Globe is organizing a nationwide response on Aug. 16 to denounce Trump's attacks against media, says 70 outlets agreed to publish editorials as of Friday  —  BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S …
Michael H. Keller / New York Times:
A look at the fake YouTube views ecosystem where sites like Devumi.com and 500Views.com sell millions of bot-generated views and how YouTube is fighting it  —  Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos' popularity and creating an environment ripe for manipulation.
J.R. Hennessy / The Outline:
As the New York Times sends Bari Weiss to Australia, a look at the country's reactionary media discourse and at the paper's approach to expanding there  —  The news that derided New York Times opinion columnist and “intellectual dark web” cheerleader Bari Weiss is to be shipped off to Australia …
Discussion: @_lauban, @davidklion, @cd_hooks and @raju
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Analysis of 16K stories from news outlets in 100 communities with 20K-300K residents finds only 17% of stories were local, or about news in the communities  —  “Sometimes a story was literally just a YouTube video that they were linking to.”  —  We know that local journalism is suffering.
Discussion: The Rural Blog
Maureen Ryan / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO says 57% of its show directors are women or men of color or white women, up from 23% in 2014-2015 season; six of 11 of 2018 pilots were directed by women  —  HBO programming president Casey Bloys talks with THR about his network's “Because of Her” campaign, which highlights female talent …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
The cable TV bundle was brought down by licensing reruns to Netflix, spending on sports rights, slimmer bundles, and lack of cooperation among media companies  —  Insiders know the cable bundle, after generating more than $1.8 trillion, has been murdered.  They don't agree on the prime suspects.
Discussion: @gerryfsmith
 
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A look at Zeit Online's My Country Talks initiative, which pairs up people with opposing views for in-person talks, as a dozen other outlets join the experiment
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