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11:10 AM ET, September 12, 2018


 Top News: 
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Under the EU's new copyright directive, streaming services like Amazon and Netflix will be forced to pay higher copyright fees to filmmakers  —  The European Parliament passed a wide-ranging digital copyright directive Wednesday that will give film and TV writers and directors the possibility …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Before EU's top court, the EU's executive arm joined Google in opposing expanding “right to be forgotten” beyond EU; a non-binding court opinion expected Dec 11  —  European Commission argued that a global application would stretch privacy laws beyond their intended scope
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
ThinkProgress alleges censorship after its story on Kavanaugh's approach to abortion was deemed “false” by the Weekly Standard, a Facebook fact-checking partner  —  Last year, Facebook announced that it would partner with The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, to “fact check” …
New York Times:
US political candidates, especially those running against better-financed rivals and first time candidates, turn to viral videos over expensive advertising  —  These are not the stories that candidates usually turn to the camera and open up about in ads.  —  One talked about her father's …
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
NBC cancelled comedian Norm Macdonald's appearance on “The Tonight Show” following comments he made defending Louis C.K., others  —  NBC canceled Norm Macdonald's appearance on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday after he made comments defending several entertainers accused of wrongdoing …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Curtis Ingraham, brother of Fox Primetime host Laura Ingraham, claims his sister was influenced by their father's alleged sympathy for Nazis  —  Curtis Ingraham wants people to know that his sister, the right-wing Fox News host Laura Ingraham, is the ultimate ‘hypocrite.’
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu signs a deal with Discovery to add 4,000 episodes of Discovery's shows to its on-demand library as well as five Discovery TV networks  —  Hulu and Discovery this morning announced a wide-ranging partnership that will see Discovery's live and on-demand programming added to Hulu's streaming service.
Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
The BBC is launching a weekly news show on Facebook Watch, “Cut Through the Noise”, in the US in late 2018, presented mainly from its DC bureau  —  ‘Cut Through the Noise’ will be the first news program on Facebook's on-demand service from a non-U.S publisher.  —  BBC News is heading to Facebook Watch.
Ed Meza / Variety:
YouTube launches a number of new shows in Germany on its subscription service, part of its international rollout of original content  —  YouTube unveiled its first German shows, including two comedy formats, on Wednesday as part of the platform's continued international rollout of original content for its paid subscription offering.
Discussion: Tubefilter
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU proposes massive fines for online tech firms of up to 4% of worldwide revenue for the previous year, if they fail to remove terrorist content within one hour  —  Proposed legislation would require tech firms to remove terrorist content within one hour  —  The European Union …
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Kali Hays / WWD:
Sources: Condé Nast plans a campaign promoting Google's Pixel 3 phone, with the phone used as the camera for cover shoots of November magazine issues
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
European creators should oppose EU proposals to force online providers to create copyright filters and limit users' ability to post links without a license
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bustle owner Bryan Goldberg has hired Amanda Hale, former chief revenue officer of The Outline, as publisher of the relaunched Gawker, likely coming early 2019
Dorothy Musariri / Press Gazette:
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says the corporation will cut some of its “less used” content to focus on services including news and sport
Discussion: The Drum
Melissa Rafferty / KAJ-TV:
Staff at Missoula's weekly independent newspaper, Missoula Independent, have been told the paper is being shut down by Lee Enterprises as of September 11
The Guardian:
The Guardian hires six audio journalists for a daily news and current affairs podcast, launching late 2018 and hosted by joint Political Editor Anushka Asthana
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Pew: despite changes to News Feed, Facebook remains the dominant source of news for US adults, with two-thirds getting their news from social media