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7:05 PM ET, August 7, 2020


 Top News: 
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Internal docs: Facebook removed “strikes” so that at least 2 conservative pages, from PragerU and Diamond & Silk, dodged penalties under misinformation policies  —  Facebook has allowed conservative news outlets and personalities to repeatedly spread false information without facing …
Hollywood Reporter:
WarnerMedia's new CEO Jason Kilar shakes up top ranks, with Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly leaving; HBO Max GM Andy Forssell will lead a new HBO Max unit  —  Ann Sarnoff will oversee a newly expanded content group for the company, with Casey Bloys overseeing programming for HBO, HBO Max and linear cable networks.
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Judge approves termination of 71-year-old consent decrees that barred US studios from owning theaters, noting they didn't apply to all studios or any streamers  —  A federal judge has given the green light to Justice Department to terminate the 71-year-old consent decrees …
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
G/O Media, owner of Gizmodo, Jezebel, The Onion, and Deadspin, lays off 15 video staffers, says it will reallocate resources to other areas including editorial  —  G/O Media saw more layoffs Friday as the company reallocated money from video production to other areas, like editorial. 15 staffers lost their jobs.
PEN America:
How China's economic clout has affected Hollywood, which self-censors and cooperates with censors to avoid antagonizing and to be rewarded by Beijing  —  The U.S. Film Industry and Chinese Government Influence  —  Introduction  —  This report examines the ways in which Beijing's censors …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Media outlets continue to use photos of outdoor spaces in articles about virus resurgence, though it's known they're less risky environments for transmission  —  Misinformation in your backyard.  A new report from First Draft looks at online misinformation in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Discussion: @laurahazardowen
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Report: in Q1 2020, 54% of US households with broadband had a smart TV, surpassing the 42% share held by streaming devices like Roku  —  Streaming devices and set-top boxes like Roku or the Apple TV are increasingly losing ground to internet-connected smart TVs with the shift amplified by the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows.
Washington Post:
The general manager of WAMU has stepped down after staff complaints about newsroom culture and a DCist story about harassment claims against a former reporter  —  The head of Washington's NPR affiliate resigned Friday following months of internal turmoil and an explosive news story detailing allegations …
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Ryan Ori / Chicago Tribune:
Filing: Tribune Publishing has terminated eight leases since March; sources: the company is in talks for a buyout of its Prudential Plaza 137K-square-foot lease
Kate Irby / The Fresno Bee:
A judge reiterated Rep. Devin Nunes can't sue Twitter over @DevinCow account, but Nunes filed an amended complaint; Twitter says prior immunity ruling was right
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Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Three Bon Appétit Test Kitchen stars say they will no longer appear in videos; their statements follow staff concerns about equitable pay and diversity efforts
Twitter says it will start labeling government-linked media accounts, as well as “key government officials”, from China, France, Russia, the UK, and US
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy is leaving following a shakeup, after claims he fostered a toxic culture; Frances Berwick to lead NBCU content strategy
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Ken Doctor's Lookout Local, a network of local digital outlets, to launch first in Santa Cruz in the fall with $2.5M in grants and an LAT content partnership

From Techmeme:

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

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