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6:15 PM 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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Reuters:
Reuters announces it is partnering with Facebook to give users live US election results, including vote tabulation, exit polls, and winner projections
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Facebook's new policies on the US election are so narrow, and come into effect so late, that they won't have any real effect on election misinformation
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.
The Guardian:
UK deliveries of The Sun, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, and FT were disrupted on Saturday after climate activists blockaded two News Corp print sites  —  Play Video  —  The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has accused Extinction Rebellion of seeking “to limit the public's access to news” …
Anthony Breznican / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Warner Bros. has suspended The Batman filming in UK after Robert Pattinson tested positive for the coronavirus  —  Vanity Fair has learned the star came down with the virus just days after shooting resumed.  —  Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Standard Media Index: cable news networks' primetime ad revenue rose to $158.7M in the period from May to July, a 31.5% increase over the three months prior  —  In this big political election year, cable TV news networks have seen 30%-plus prime-time advertising revenue growth — with Fox News Channel the strongest performer.
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.
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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.
 
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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
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
Nieman Lab:
How religious misinformation on COVID-19 is spreading in Latin America with the help of Christian publishers working in tandem with religious leaders
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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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
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