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8:30 PM ET, January 9, 2020

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook says it won't back down from allowing lies in political ads but will give users the option to see fewer political ads in their feed and in Instagram  —  The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies.  But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.
Kathleen Kingsbury / @katiekings:
[Thread] NYT will film all interviews with presidential candidates that it uses to determine its Democratic primary endorsement and will post transcripts online  —  On Jan. 19, the @nytimes editorial board will publish our choice for the Democratic nomination for president. It won't be the first time we've endorsed a candidate — we've been doing that since 1860 — but we aim to make it our most transparent endorsement process to date. https://twitter.com/...
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
KTLA weekend anchor Courtney Friel appeared in none of her regularly scheduled anchoring slots the weekend after publicly accusing Trump of making a pass at her  —  Courtney Friel appeared in none of her regularly scheduled KTLA anchoring slots the weekend after publicly accusing the president of making a pass at her.
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Some “political fact-checkers” like Glenn Kessler place value judgments on facts, often against progressive candidates like Sanders, promoting moderate dogma  —  At the June 28 Democratic presidential debate, Senator Bernie Sanders said, “Three people [in this country] own more wealth than the bottom half of America.”
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Newsguard, which rates news websites for credibility and transparency, to become a paid service for $1.95/month and add new features like a reliability score  —  Newsguard, an online tool that rates and ranks news websites for credibility and transparency, is adopting a subscription model which means it will no longer be free to use.
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
dot.LA, a tech news site by former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff raises a $4M seed round from Comcast Ventures, Snap, others, will launch news coverage on Jan. 27  —  Nearly a year after stepping down as CEO of Seattle-based Zillow Group, Spencer Rascoff has turned his focus to the tech …
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Researchers estimate streaming companies lost about $9.1B to password piracy and sharing in 2019 and say losses will rise to $12.5B in 2024  —  In 2019, companies lost about $9.1 billion to password piracy and sharing, according to a new estimate.  —  On Dec. 9, Charter Communications CEO …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBA announces a multi-year extension of its partnership with Twitter and Turner Sports to put more live game content and highlights on the social media platform  —  Channing Frye will be analyst for live game action on social platform  —  The National Basketball Association announced …
Discussion: Awful Announcing
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Teen Vogue deletes uncritical election security Q&A with Facebook; an inaccurate disclaimer that labeled it as sponsored, added after publication, was removed  —  - Teen Vogue on Wednesday published and then deleted an uncritical story about Facebook that has prompted widespread bewilderment.
Reuters:
Kuwait says the Twitter account of its state news agency KUNA had been hacked to issue an incorrect report about the withdrawal of US military forces in Kuwait  —  Kuwait's government said on Wednesday state news agency KUNA had been hacked and this had resulted in an incorrect report …
Discussion: The Verge
 
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Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
CNN says its online shopping guide CNN Underscored's traffic increased 300% YoY and its revenue rose 400% YoY between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday in 2019
Katherine J Igoe / Marie Claire:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say they will not participate in the rota system, or media pool of certain British publications, but will work with other outlets
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
After no major Sunday news shows featured guests who voted against the Iraq War, it is time for mainstream media to start spotlighting experts skeptical of war
Adam Rawnsley / The Daily Beast:
Twitter suspends accounts that impersonated NY Post reporter Mark Moore and Israeli Haaretz reporter Jack Khoury to push pro-Iranian regime propaganda
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Facebook's deepfakes policy is a good move but remains deeply flawed, covering only certain videos created by AI and creating loopholes for misleading “satire”
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Bloomberg:
IAC to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor, to the unit's chief creative officer; source says 100 will be laid off, leaving 5-10 employees
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Upcoming video streaming service Quibi will be built for mobile, with very short shows and content that works well in both portrait and landscape mode
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Profile of Fox News' Pete Hegseth, whose military views evolved to mirror Trump; some see opportunism in his shift from views he held as a veterans group leader
Bloomberg:
Seven senators, including McConnell, back bipartisan bill to grant publishers a four-year antitrust exemption to negotiate financial terms with tech giants