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10:25 AM ET, August 30, 2018


 Top News: 
BuzzFeed News:
Trump tweets video claiming Google didn't promote his State of the Union address on its homepage; Google says it did, confirmed by screenshot posted on Reddit  —  “Google promoted president Obama's State of the Union on its homepage.  When President Trump took office, Google stopped," a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's narrative of social media bias echoes his attempts to discredit mainstream media and could lead to the development of right-wing social media sites  —  President Trump, using more anecdote than evidence, is doing unto Google, Facebook and Twitter what he helped do to mainstream media …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Trump's Twitter account unblocks 41 more users after US court ruling in May that said government officials' accounts were public forums, but some remain blocked
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Sources: Donerail Group has the financing to purchase Tronc in a possible $640M-$700M deal; if completed, Donerail would sell off papers to individual buyers  —  Rupert Murdoch owning the New York Daily News?  A McCormick controlling the Chicago Tribune again?
David Turner / Real Life:
The business model for music has shifted from selling albums to engaging with fans to justify monthly subscriptions  —  Eight years ago, before his alt-right pivot, Kanye West came up with the concept of GOOD Fridays.  The rapper was working on his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Spotify adds free Showtime subscriptions to its $4.99 ad-free college student tier, which already includes access to Hulu  —  Spotify is adding another perk to its student subscription tier: Eligible college students who subscribe to the company's $4.99 student tier can now access Showtime's …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
DC Universe streaming service will launch on September 15 for $7.99 a month, or $74.99 for 15 months, as the first three months are free  —  DC Universe's first show Titans will premiere on October 3rd  —  DC Universe introduced its upcoming video service to viewers in a live stream hosted …
Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Amazon's UK broadcast of US Open receives 1-star rating from 80% of customers who cite lack of replays, poor picture quality, and limited choice of courts  —  - Web reviews criticize lack of replay, poor picture quality  — U.S. Open part of Amazon push into live sports broadcasting
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Telegram publishes a new privacy policy, says it may comply with court orders to disclose IP addresses and phone numbers of terror suspects  —  Under Telegram's new privacy policy, it could hand over user IP and phone details given the right court order.  —  On Tuesday, Russian communication …
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
International Trade Commission unanimously overturns Trump administration's tariff on Canadian newsprint, finding US paper producers are not harmed by imports  —  WASHINGTON — The International Trade Commission on Wednesday overturned a Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
The Young Turks Network says it has 27,000 subscribers paying $5-$10 per month for ad-free content, accounting for almost half of its overall revenue  —  In August 2017, digital video news publisher The Young Turks Network raised $20 million from Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg's WndrCo to grow its subscription business.
Discussion: Tubefilter and @digiday
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Sources: The Young Turks lays off ~15 people, ending some of its non-political programs; cuts come less than two months after ouster of senior on-air talent
Discussion: VideoInk
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sinclair files a counter claim to Tribune Media lawsuit, rejects Tribune's allegations and suggests they were close to winning DOJ approval until FCC intervened  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI.O) on Wednesday filed a counterclaim to a lawsuit by Tribune Media Co …
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
As the Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail usually adopt opposing stances, and the Daily Mail begins opposing Brexit, Mail on Sunday fires a Remain columnist
Discussion: Press Gazette
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Netflix has hired Vernā Myers in the newly-created role of VP, Inclusion Strategy, tasking her with diversifying the company
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Robert Mitchell / Variety:
Facebook announces the international rollout of Facebook Watch, which first launched in the US a year ago this month, starting on Thursday