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7:40 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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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.
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.
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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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Gallup-Knight survey of 1,203 US adults: 85% don't think tech platforms do enough to combat fake news; 88% want more transparency about how content is surfaced  —  Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren't doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation.
NBC 6 South Florida:
Judge criticizes Sun Sentinel for publishing redacted details in school shooting case, will issue ruling on school board's request for contempt citation later  —  Judge Elizabeth Scherer Speaks With Attorney for Sun Sentinel  —  A judge has branded a newspaper “shameful” …
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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
Steve Stecklow / Reuters:
Reuters probe finds 1K+ posts attacking Rohingya or other Myanmar Muslims on Facebook as of last week; staffing issues and Burmese language complicate cleanup  —  Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook.
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David Gilbert / VICE News:
Sources: Facebook has hired an outside group to conduct an audit in Myanmar to investigate its role in ongoing ethnic violence
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 …
 
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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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Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, creators of true crime podcast My Favorite Murder, launch podcast network Exactly Right in partnership with Stitcher
Felix Salmon / Wired:
Jeffrey Katzenberg's NewTV, with $1B in funding and an experienced CEO in Meg Whitman, faces an uphill battle trying to disrupt linear TV with short-form video
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
Karolle Rabarison / Online News Association:
2018 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced, and James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting goes to photojournalist Nicole Tung