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7:45 PM ET, July 31, 2020

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Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
James Murdoch is resigning from the board of News Corp, effective immediately, due to disagreements over editorial content and other strategic decisions  —  The mogul sent a letter of resignation on Friday afternoon.  —  Former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corp.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Pew research shows Americans who rely on social media for news are more misinformed than others; the numbers show Americans have given up amid the war on truth  —  You may have heard about the viral video featuring a group of fringe doctors spouting dangerous falsehoods about hydroxychloroquine as a covid-19 wonder cure.
Krystie Lee Yandoli / BuzzFeed News:
Dozens of ex-Ellen Show staff allege sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers; Warner Bros. says it has “identified several staffing changes”  —  Being asked to join the control room inside The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a coveted spot in Hollywood …
Shane Harris / Washington Post:
DHS has compiled and disseminated “intelligence reports” on 2 US journalists who have published leaked, unclassified documents about DHS operations in Portland  —  The Department of Homeland Security has compiled “intelligence reports” about the work of American journalists covering protests …
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Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Leaked DHS document describes how to arrest journalists and expose them to crowd suppressants without being liable per the terms of the Oregon restraining order
Bloomberg:
Sources: President Trump plans to sign an order directing China's ByteDance to divest its ownership of TikTok  —  - President's decision follows national security investigation  — U.S. concerned about China's access to data on Americans  —  President Donald Trump plans to announce …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the US, and introduce a new Music destination within Facebook Watch  —  Facebook today confirmed it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the U.S., as TechCrunch first reported …
Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission releases draft rules that would require Google and Facebook to share data and revenue with media companies  —  Consumer watchdog unveils ‘hundreds of millions’ in potential fines under code drawn up after talks stalled between tech and news companies
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Agnes Chu is leaving as senior VP of content for Disney Plus to become president of Condé Nast Entertainment, reporting to CEO Roger Lynch  —  Agnes Chu, a 12-year Disney veteran, is leaving as senior VP of content for Disney Plus to join Condé Nast as head of the media and publishing company's entertainment division.
Wall Street Journal:
North Face and Heineken are among the companies that say they will resume Facebook ads in August, while SAP, Smucker Co., others say they will continue boycott  —  North Face, Pernod Ricard and Heineken are back on the social network; Beam Suntory, Eddie Bauer and SAP aren't
Hollywood Reporter:
Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist, and homophobic behavior  —  Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist and homophobic behavior: “It was par for the course.”
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery and AMC Networks join the On Addressability initiative launched by cable giants Comcast, Charter and Cox to offer advertisers dynamic ad insertion
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls of up to 0.5x slower or 1.5x faster on Android devices and is set to begin testing the option for iOS
Knight First Amendment Institute:
Knight Institute sues Trump for continuing to block critics from his Twitter account even after a federal court held that his account is a public forum
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Nina Berman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Photojournalists describe the war zone-like hazards of covering protests in Portland, as some national news outlets offer hazard pay and protective gear
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Michael Pack, CEO of USAGM, launches a probe into a video on VOA's Urdu-language site, claiming the video of the Million Muslim Votes effort is a pro-Biden ad