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6:50 PM ET, September 23, 2021


 Top News: 
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
The mainstream press, which continues to disregard the gravity of Trump's efforts to overturn democracy, isn't ready for his potential third run  —  The date was September 23, 2020, and President Donald Trump had just finished delivering a short set of remarks in the White House's briefing room.
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook details the types of posts that get demoted in News Feed, such as clickbait and spam, but stops short of saying exactly how a demotion works  —  A high-level look at what gets suppressed by Facebook's algorithm  —  The way that Facebook controls its News Feed is often controversial and largely opaque to the outside world.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Fox News' Tucker Carlson gets more explicit in invoking replacement theory, a white nationalist concept that Lachlan Murdoch previously said Carlson rejected  —  It's hard to imagine the sort of desperation and fear that would prompt people to abandon their homes and neighborhoods …
Pew Research Center:
Pew: US adults who in April '20 said they relied most on national news and public health bodies for COVID-19 news are among the most highly vaccinated Americans  —  Americans who relied most on former President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force for COVID-19 news …
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Recording: GMA producer told staff that Disney isn't pursuing an independent investigation into its handling of sexual assault allegations against Michael Corn  —  ABC President Kim Godwin called for external probe last month; top staffer said Disney executive Peter Rice won't pursue one
Martha Muir / Financial Times:
Researchers: as social networks clamp down on disinformation, Russia has begun spreading propaganda in comments sections on news outlets, such as Daily Mail  —  Online sites test new methods as social media platforms try to scrub their platforms of propaganda
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Q&A with Indian Express Online CEO Sanjay Sindhwani as the paper readies a metered paywall for its main site, which has about 100M+ monthly unique users  —  Before the Covid-19 crisis shook up the global news industry, Indian Express Online chief executive Sanjay Sindhwani believed …
Discussion: @pressgazette
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Critics say the intensity of reporting on Gabrielle Petito's disappearance and death once again highlights that missing people of color get less coverage  —  Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing.
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Appeals court rules Section 230 doesn't preclude PA's “right of publicity” law, after a news anchor sued Facebook for showing a dating ad with her image  —  Siding against Facebook, a federal appellate panel has revived Philadelphia news anchor Karen Hepp's claim that the company violated …
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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Google expands its Google TV app beyond the US to 14 countries, including the UK and Germany, and adds an in-app Android TV remote
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: Netflix paid upwards of £500M to acquire the Roald Dahl Story Company
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Leaked email: Tim Cook says recent leakers of info about Apple products and internal meetings “do not belong here” and the company is tracking them down
David Pierce / Protocol:
Read-later apps, pioneered by Instapaper and Pocket, are having a resurgence led by Matter, Upnext, and others, which improve discoverability and other features
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says Apple's ATT changes will continue to cause headwinds in Q3 and reveals it under-reported iOS web conversions by 15% on average
The Daily Beast:
Trump sues NYT, three of its reporters, and his niece, Mary Trump, claiming they hatched a plot to obtain his private records for a story about his tax history