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2:30 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
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
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.
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 …
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
Remy Tumin / New York Times:
Profiles of three NYT's summer photography interns who had their photographs featured on the front page of The New York Times  —  These three photographers have captured protests, asylum seekers and fireworks during their summer internships.  —  Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights …
 
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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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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
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BBC:
BBC gets blocked in China after the news outlet switches to HTTPS, recommends people use a VPN or Psiphon app