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3:00 PM ET, August 27, 2018

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Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Facebook says it was “too slow” to prevent the spread of “hate and misinformation” in Myanmar via its site  —  How controversy changed Facebook's mission  —  Facebook has banned 20 organizations and individuals in Myanmar, including a senior military commander …
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Facebook removes 18 Facebook accounts, one Instagram account, and 52 Facebook Pages, including that of military TV network, in response to Myanmar violence  —  The ethnic violence in Myanmar has been truly horrific.  Earlier this month, we shared an update on the steps we're taking to prevent …
David Beard / Poynter:
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1M to Mother Jones magazine to finance reporting around misinformation and fake news, more  —  The Poynter Institute's Morning Mediawire breaks down and delivers the most important stories you need to start your day.  Delivered to your inbox every morning before work.
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
News site Big League Politics pulled a negative story about Senate candidate Kelli Ward; BLP owner's other companies provided services to the Ward campaign  —  A popular right-wing news outlet has removed a story from its website that was critical of a U.S. Senate candidate whose campaign is paying the site's owner.
Discussion: @lachlan and @thedailybeast
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A secret message board created by a Big League Politics staffer fuels conspiracy theories and drives harassment campaigns of small businesses  —  The theorists are inspired in part by a far-right news website that has been used by prominent Republicans for fundraising efforts.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:   How women, including Campbell Brown and Alex Hardiman, are commanding Facebook's efforts to foster more legitimate news reporting
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi co-hosted Fox's The Five for three days last week after reportedly receiving clearance from the state's ethics commission  —  Bondi sought ethics commission approval before spending three days co-hosting “The Five,” a news talk show.
Tony Silber / Forbes:
An interview with Marvin Shanken, publisher of niche magazines like Wine Spectator, on lucky purchases, circulation, events as revenue source, and more  —  Marvin Shanken.  —  The first thing Marvin Shanken—the magazine-publishing maverick and impresario who for the last 40-plus years …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed News is working with Google to test a membership model that will ask readers to contribute, similar to that used by The Guardian  —  BuzzFeed News is working with Google to pilot a membership model that will ask readers to contribute to the news outlet.
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Experts discuss Trump's complaints of bias on Twitter and largely agree that lawmakers could try to force the platform to allow all speech but would likely fail  —  “Any action Trump might take against social media providers would be clearly and unambiguously unconstitutional."
Discussion: Techdirt
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Speaking on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd accused Roger Ailes and the “conservative echo chamber” of creating the environment which led to falling trust in press  —  NBC host Chuck Todd took a shot at Fox News and took a shot at the legacy of the late-Roger Ailes, as he condemned the …
 
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Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Throughout his political career, John McCain had been respectful of the media's role and in the Trump era, he became its defender
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
Final episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's “Who Is America?"' did not include Sarah Palin interview but credits listed her as “Special Publicity Consultant”
Discussion: TV Tattle
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How StoryBots, with 150 songs, 500M views, a Netflix series, and an educational arm grew out of a viral 2004 satirical political video
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Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Profile of Kimberly Guilfoyle, once wife of San Francisco's liberal mayor and long time Fox News host, who now dates Trump Jr. and vice-chairs a super PAC
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Sources: sports commentator Jemele Hill is leaving ESPN on September 1 after the network agreed to buy out her contract
Matt Binder / Mashable:
YouTube will roll out the ability to enable non-skippable ads, up to a maximum length of 20 seconds, to all creators in its Partner Program starting next week
Discussion: Engadget