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3:35 PM ET, August 12, 2019

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Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Dueling hashtags on Twitter, blaming Clintons and Trump for Epstein's death, predictably amplified by the media, show how poisoned our information ecosystem is  —  With each news cycle, the system grows more efficient.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's licensing of content from news outlets for its upcoming news tab signifies a change in strategy that history shows it may eventually lose interest in  —  Facebook's announcement this week—that it plans to syndicate news stories on its app—has set off a train of “What does it mean for journalism?” questions.
New York Times:
How YouTube radicalized Brazil, diverting users to conspiracy and far-right channels, elevating Bolsonaro's party, and possibly creating a public health crisis  —  NITERÓI, Brazil — When Matheus Dominguez was 16, YouTube recommended a video that changed his life.
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Tom Ley / Deadspin:
The editorial staff of The Ringer announces it has formed a union with WGA East and seeks voluntary recognition from management  —  Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIF  —  The editorial staff of The Ringer announced this morning that they have formed a union with the WGA East.
Sean Craig / CANADALAND:
Sources: Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper company, has directed all of its papers, to shift to the political right and become more reliably conservative  —  It was not out of the ordinary at Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper chain, for editors to have their knuckles rapped for failing …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
FT says 27 polls it ran since March to increase retention in FirstFT, its newsletter with 100K+ subs, drove the highest click-through rates of all other links  —  The Financial Times has started incorporating polls into its email newsletters in an effort to encourage readers to interact …
Jo Becker / New York Times:
Investigation: US and Russian domains that traffic in disinformation are linking to Swedish far-right sites, helping drive their rapid growth in the country  —  Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia.  Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Amazon's Onsite Associates program, which puts product guides in search results and gives pubs a commission, could backfire if users start going to Amazon first  —  Amazon's latest attempt to fit publisher content into its platform is showing promise for participants, sharpening …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
The work of J.D. Salinger, including “The Catcher in the Rye”, finally launches digitally after his son relents, filling a major e-book gap  —  In the five decades since J. D. Salinger published his final short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924,” his small, revered body of work has stayed static, practically suspended in amber.
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
French regulators approve a plan by the country's heavyweight broadcasters to launch Salto, a joint streaming service expected in Q1 2020, to battle Netflix  —  Amazon and Netflix are soon to get some Gallic competition from Team France.  French regulators gave the green light Monday to plans …
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Chris Ariens / Adweek:
Brazilian TV network Globo builds $50M studio to produce content for its own platforms and to sell internationally, vows to never sell to Netflix or Amazon
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Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Inside Netflix's government lobbying efforts, which have shifted in recent months to align more with Hollywood studios and less with Silicon Valley
Tommy Craggs / Mother Jones:
Four writers who are constantly online talk about reclaiming and retraining their attention span in an economy built on capturing and manipulating it
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Liana Van Nostrand / NPR:
Despite NPR listener complaints about how reporters and hosts speak and sound, the variety of voices helps NPR reflect the diversity of its audience
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
A look at BBC's Extend In News program, which embeds people with disabilities in the newsroom and has recruited 31 journalists since it piloted in 2017
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