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12:40 PM ET, January 8, 2021

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New York Times:
Three NYT journalists recount the harrowing scenes at the Capitol when it was breached by a mob  —  Three New York Times journalists were at the Capitol when it was breached.  Here's how they experienced it.  —  WASHINGTON — Something was not right inside the Senate chamber.
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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
The Washington Times removed a post falsely saying facial recognition software ID'ed 2 Capitol protesters as antifa after the software maker sought a retraction  —  Matt Gaetz had cited the story in Congress as supposed evidence that antifa was involved in the Capitol assault.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Pro-Trump media, led by Fox News and its leaders Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, and Suzanne Scott, fueled the mob that stormed and desecrated the Capitol  —  “Fair and balanced” was the original Fox News lie, one of the rotten planks that built the foundation for Wednesday's democratic disaster.
New York Times:
Journalists covering the mob at the Capitol and Trump protests elsewhere were surrounded and threatened; protesters smashed equipment and punched a photographer
New York Times:
Simon & Schuster says it will not publish a planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, The Tyranny of Big Tech, after Hawley was accused of inciting the Capitol mob  —  The publisher faced calls to drop the Missouri Republican's upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following criticism …
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Toledo Blade staff are on byline strike after management said to avoid calling rioters Trump supporters and changed wording to signal other groups were involved  —  As Toledo Blade staffers, like journalists everywhere, scrambled Wednesday to document the attack on the Capitol …
Janny Scott / New York Times:
Neil Sheehan, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who covered the Vietnam War and obtained the Pentagon Papers in 1971, has died at 84  —  His exhaustive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Tanishaa Nadkar / Reuters:
UK's competition watchdog says it is investigating Google's proposals to remove third-party cookies from Chrome over concerns it could curb rival advertising  —  (Reuters) - UK's competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation into Google's proposals to remove third-party cookies …
Wall Street Journal:
Roku has acquired global rights for Quibi content, sources say for less than $100M, and will make it available free to stream in 2021 on the Roku Channel  —  Maker of the biggest U.S. streaming video-player plans to put the content in its ad-supported channel
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Interview with FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who will leave the agency on Jan. 20, as he backs away from his stated plans to clarify the meaning of Section 230  —  For the bulk of his tenure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has avoided wading into the relentless controversies that defined President Trump's presidency.
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Roku says Roku OS-powered smart TVs were the top selling TV OS in the US and Canada in 2020, with 38% and 31% market share, respectively, according to NPD  —  Earlier in the week, Roku revealed that they had surpassed 50 million active users.  One of the biggest areas of growth has come from Roku OS-powered Smart TVs.
 
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