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5:55 PM ET, August 15, 2018

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Washington Post:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering promoting alternative viewpoints in timeline, labeling bots, and redesigning the like button and follower count display  —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he is rethinking core parts of the social media platform so that it doesn't enable …
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Steven Musil / CNET:
Twitter puts account of Alex Jones in read-only mode for seven days after a tweet violated policy; he can browse but can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts  —  Twitter has cut off Alex Jones from key functions of his account after the founder and star of conspiracy site Infowars violated another Twitter policy.
Alyssa Newcomb / NBC News:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends decision to just give Infowars' Alex Jones a timeout after Jones urged viewers to ready “battle rifles” against media and others  —  “We can't build a service that is subjective just to the whims of what we personally believe," Dorsey told NBC News' Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter has put the Infowars Twitter account in read-only mode for seven days shortly after doing the same for Alex Jones' Twitter account  —  Twitter restricted the Infowars account on Wednesday after finding a video that the conspiracy site shared had violated its terms of service.
Press Association:
The New York Times joins over 200 newspapers and news outlets to remind people of the value of the free press and links to others' editorials  —  “The press in America is no blend of disparate tastes and interests into one singular identifiable amalgamation.
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Boston Globe-coordinated response to Trump's media bashing is sure to backfire, won't reach Trump's base, and won't deter Trump's defamation and threats
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Meredith Kopit Levien, COO at The New York Times and the architect of ad deals like the newspaper's controversial partnership with Samsung  —  Meredith Kopit Levien uses nontraditional ad deals amid challenging times in publishing  —  At the annual advertising festival …
Steve Watkins / Cincinnati Business Journal:
E.W. Scripps Co. reaches deal with SummitMedia to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns for $47M  —  E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to sell the last 19 radio stations it owns, wrapping up deals that will complete the sale of all of its radio stations as it exits that business.
 
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Ben Elgin / Bloomberg:
Analysis of 3M tweets shows Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts amplified misleading content from Trump-leaning site Truthfeed for three months starting July 2017
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Filmmaker RJ Cutler and Blumhouse Television are working on a podcast called “The Oval Office Tapes”, a 10-episode drama about Trump's White House
Steve Greene / IndieWire:
“Follow This”, a docu-series from Netflix that follows BuzzFeed News staffers around as they work on stories, debuts August 23 on the service
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Univision and The Onion are facing a $2M+ lawsuit from financial specialists GCA Advisors over an alleged breach of contract
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Zeynep Tufekci / MIT Technology Review:
How digital technologies and social media went from being hailed as tools of freedom during the Arab Spring to being blamed for upheavals in Western democracies
Shawna Chen / Reporters Committee for Freedom …:
RCFP and 30 media organizations urge court to dismiss contempt petition by school board against Sun-Sentinel and two reporters for stories on FL school shooting