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6:30 PM ET, August 19, 2019

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Twitter:
Twitter says it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities, but the rule does not apply to “taxpayer-funded entities”  —  Our singular mission is to serve the public conversation.  This mission applies to every part of our service, including our advertising and promotional products.
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CNBC:
Twitter accuses China of running a disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters, attempting to “sow political discord”, suspends 936 associated accounts
Twitter:
Twitter says it proactively suspended ~200K “spammy” accounts, before they became “substantially active”, alongside its initial ban of 936 China-linked accounts
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[Thread] Twitter has been running ads from Chinese state news agency Xinhua that aim to discredit protesters in Hong-Kong
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Despite NYT's hesitance to rethink its Trump coverage, a younger, more diverse generation of journalists and a more vocal readership have spurred small changes  —  Anxiety over the core audience's rising influence helps explain events after ‘Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.’
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
A look back at Pacific Standard and Topic, publications that produced robust journalism but folded this summer, as cautionary tales of relying on a rich patron  —  Pacific Standard and Topic, a pair of award-winning publications that stood out from the pack of click-hungry websites, were founded by rich patrons.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku Channel adds an ad-supported kids section with 7K free TV episodes and movies from 20 partners  —  Roku's home entertainment hub, The Roku Channel, is expanding into kids' programming.  The company this morning announced plans to aggregate kids and family movies and TV alongside …
Devin Gordon / The Atlantic:
Joe Rogan's interviews attract listeners because they are an experience rather than an inquisition, but this approach often allows guests to go unchallenged  —  Every morning of my Joe Rogan experience began the same way Joe Rogan begins his: with the mushroom coffee.
The Conversation:
Study finds that many Republicans are regularly fooled by satirical news site The Babylon Bee, while many Democrats are regularly fooled by The Onion  —  In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Mark Halperin doesn't deserve a comeback book because he hasn't made amends, and Democratic strategists hurt the #MeToo movement by talking to him for the book  —  Want to make a comeback?  —  First make amends.  —  Mark Halperin, the author and media commentator who stepped …
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The Daily Beast:
Mark Halperin, who faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment in 2017, signs a book deal with publisher Regan Arts
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Disney+ to launch in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand along with the US in November, streaming on all major platforms except Fire TV  —  Disney today confirmed its first global launches for the company's upcoming Disney+ subscription service, and it outlined which devices …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Sources say WarnerMedia execs were blindsided by new HBO streaming plans, describe how WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey's harsh management style is alienating staff  —  Plans by HBO's new parent company to launch a Netflix rival is coming under fire from insiders — many of whom are pointing the finger at their new boss, John Stankey.
Discussion: The Streamable and MediaPost
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Spotify's Premium Family Plan is getting parental controls with an explicit content filter and a Family Mix personalized playlist for the whole family  —  Spotify is rolling out a new Premium Family Plan with a much-awaited setting.  Parents will now have the ability to filter out songs with swearing …
 
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