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9:20 AM ET, September 5, 2020

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Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath / Axios:
Trump announced on Twitter on Friday that the Defense Department “will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine”  —  The Pentagon has ordered the shut down of the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, despite objections by Congress, per the AP.
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Kathy Kiely / USA Today:
Leaked memo orders dissolution of military news outlet Stars and Stripes with final issue on Sept. 30, though Congress hasn't approved proposal to cut subsidy  —  Trump wants to pull funding from Stars and Stripes, a newspaper for American troops that began in the Civil War and has been serving our soldiers.
Slate:
Facebook's pre-election ban on political ads will likely suppress key speech and is a de facto ban on campaigns responding on Facebook to late-breaking news  —  On Thursday, Facebook announced a set of U.S. election season changes to political advertising and content moderation.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it will stop accepting new political ads a week before the US presidential election, as part of steps to protect against election interference
Reuters:
Reuters announces it is partnering with Facebook to give users live US election results, including vote tabulation, exit polls, and winner projections
BuzzFeed News:
BuzzFeed will refer to QAnon as a “collective delusion” from now as it better describes the phenomenon of debunked ideas guiding the beliefs of a group  —  What is QAnon?  —  It's not easy to describe, but one thing we know to be true: It's not a conspiracy theory — it's bigger.
Kim Bojórquez / Sacramento Bee:
California's Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill allowing exemptions from the AB5 labor law for freelance writers, some workers in the music industry, and others  —  More California industries can hire independent contractors instead of employees with benefits under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed …
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Vogue B2B title Vogue Business, with an audience of 340K, launches a membership program for $220 a year with an advanced tier for $1,260 per year  —  Vogue Business has launched a membership program, after attracting an audience of 340,000 in the 18 months of its running.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
VidAngel, the streaming service that skips “distasteful content”, agrees to settle its copyright dispute with Disney, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., and Fox for $9.9M  —  VidAngel, the Utah-based streaming service that filters out offensive content for faith-and-family audiences …
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Sydney Bauer / Poynter:
A 2018 Atlantic story about transgender teenagers misgendered its cover model and, experts say, crossed ethical boundaries; the magazine says it “missed a step”  —  Mina Brewer was going to work on a summer day in New York City when something caught his eye in a Manhattan subway station.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Local outlets, lacking resources, struggle to address QAnon as they cover political candidates who believe in it, choosing to omit the affiliation wholly  —  The 16 candidates who sought the Republican nomination in the open race for Tennessee's 1st Congressional District this year included …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New National Enquirer and US Weekly owner Accelerate 360 announces new round of furloughs in a memo that blamed the ongoing pandemic  —  The company that now owns gossip tabloids the National Enquirer and US Weekly has announced a new round of furloughs starting immediately.
 
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Anthony Breznican / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Warner Bros. has suspended The Batman filming in UK after Robert Pattinson tested positive for the coronavirus
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Apple has told some developers it plans to delay the enforcement of IDFA changes in iOS 14, after speaking to Activision Blizzard and others
Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Six of Peace Data's writers, the site linked to Russia's IRA, say they were reached on social media, paid $100-$250/story, sometimes told to add political spin