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2:35 PM ET, September 1, 2020


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Facebook warns it will block Australian users and news organizations from sharing news stories on Facebook and Instagram if the ACCC's proposal passes  —  The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world.
NBC News:
Facebook says, after an FBI tip, it took down several pages and accounts pushing a fake left-wing news outlet made by people linked to Russian troll group IRA  —  Some of Russia's most infamous internet trolls have launched a news website that hired real-life journalism freelancers …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Black Kenosha News journalist quits the paper over a since-changed headline that highlighted a threat made by one of several speakers at a peaceful rally  —  Daniel Thompson, an editor at The Kenosha News, resigned over a headline that highlighted a speaker who made a threat during a peaceful protest.
Alison Weissbrot / AdExchanger:
Ad tech startup InfoSum, which lets companies match customer data in a privacy-compliant way, raises $15M and names Xandr's Brian Lesser CEO  —  InfoSum, a UK-based data platform that allows companies to match data in a privacy compliant-way, has raised $15 million and appointed Brian Lesser …
Luke Winkie / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Study Hall, a gossipy media site for freelancers that started as a Patreon-funded newsletter and now has 4,500 subs paying between $1 and $11/month  —  Study Hall doesn't want to be Nieman Lab, nor does it have any interest in aping Mediaite, Digiday, or the Columbia Journalism Review.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: AT&T's exploring a sale of Xandr, its digital advertising unit, after acquiring one of its biggest components, ad exchange AppNexus, in 2018 for ~$1.6B  —  The telecom giant had hoped to use its scale and AppNexus deal to build up an advertising business
Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Gray Television and other local TV station groups partner with streaming company Syncbak to launch ad-supported streaming service VUit with 200+ local channels  —  VUit, an ad-supported platform, offers access to over 200 local channels  —  A new streaming service featuring …
Discussion: Deadline and The Streamable
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A leading antitrust scholar says Google's ad marketplace should be regulated as it both runs the market and competes as its biggest buyer and seller  —  A leading antitrust scholar says yes.  Congress may be listening.  —  The days of suit-clad men shouting out orders on the bustling floors …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Colorado News Collaborative, a new nonprofit coalition known as COLab, is assembling journalists from 60+ news orgs in the state to share resources/stories  —  The story of contemporary Colorado journalism can be told in two acts.  In the first, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post …
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard:
Artists can now livestream directly on Amazon Music across all streaming tiers through a partnership with Twitch  —  Plus: How music licensing fits in to the Twitch partnership and why livestreaming concerts could be the next step for streaming platforms.  —  As the concert livestreaming …
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Thomas Macaulay / The Next Web:
Stanford launches Cable TV News Analyzer, a free AI-powered online service for querying the screen time of public figures or specific topics on cable TV news
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
When writing about Trump's Kenosha visit or his remarks on Portland, media needs to be explicit about his political calculations
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: BBC has looked at replacing the license fee with a new special income tax, based on the Swedish model for funding public service broadcasting
Akhil Arora / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Netflix is offering free access to select original content for non-subscribers, on Android and web but not on iOS, with a 30-second skippable ad for Netflix
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As CNN's Daniel Dale and others get more TV airtime to highlight Trump's lying, the effectiveness of fact-checking at changing minds is questionable