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12:25 AM ET, July 15, 2022


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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Glenn Kessler's WaPo “fact check” of an Indy Star story on a 10-year-old who had to get an abortion in Indiana mainstreamed the idea that it wasn't credible  —  On July 1, the Indianapolis Star reported that a 10-year-old rape victim was forced to travel from Ohio to Indiana to receive an abortion.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
After Roe, reporters may have to rely on a single source, on the record, to tell stories about the end of legal abortion, as others stay quiet to avoid arrest  —  In America after the end of Roe v. Wade, one brave source, on the record, is often the best we are going to get.
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The Guardian:
Guardian News and Media appoints The Intercept's EIC Betsy Reed as editor of Guardian US, replacing John Mulholland, who earlier announced he would step down  —  GNM press office  —  Guardian News and Media today announces the appointment of Betsy Reed as new editor of Guardian US.
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
Study: in the days before January 6, Chinese hackers targeted US journalists via email, attempting to find out if there would be a peaceful transfer of power  —  Washington (CNN Business)In the days before the January 6, 2021, insurrection, Chinese hackers sent out a flurry of malicious emails …
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
UK's Online Safety Bill is expected to be dropped from parliamentary schedule next week, halting the bill's progress until the fall, amid Johnson's resignation  —  LONDON — Progress on Britain's proposed new content regulation law is expected to be delayed until the fall …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Beyoncé joins TikTok, gains 3.3M+ followers in her first day on the platform, and brings her entire catalog for users to choose from as music for their videos  —  Pop superstar Beyoncé has joined the short-form video app (link) — and her entire catalog is now available …
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Sources: the US DOJ is likely to reject Alphabet's concessions and file an antitrust lawsuit in the coming weeks over Google's dominance of the online ad market  —  The US Justice Department is likely to reject concessions offered by Alphabet Inc., clearing the way for an antitrust lawsuit …
Results of a study comparing consumption of partisan online sources and TV news suggest TV is the top driver of partisan audience segregation among Americans  —  Abstract Partisan segregation within the news audience buffers many Americans from countervailing political views, posing a risk to democracy.
The Verge:
Netflix names Microsoft as its “global advertising technology and sales partner” for its upcoming ad-supported streaming tier, rumored to arrive later in 2022  —  Microsoft will become Netflix's ‘global advertising technology and sales partner’  —  Netflix is partnering …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nadine Zylstra, global head of YouTube Originals, leaves the company to be global head of programming and originals at Pinterest, reporting to CCO Malik Ducard  —  Previously, Zylstra had been YouTube's head of kids and learning originals; YouTube is continuing to develop programing that is part …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Nintendo acquires CG production company Dynamo Pictures, which it will rename Nintento Pictures and will focus on production of content including CG animation  —  To ‘focus on development of visual content’ using Nintendo intellectual property  —  Nintendo has acquired CG production company Dynamo Pictures …
Rachel Cheung / VICE:
A woman wrote 206 interconnected Chinese Wikipedia articles since 2019 with false accounts of medieval Russian history, in one of the largest hoaxes on the site  —  She “single-handedly invented a new way to undermine Wikipedia,” says a Wikipedian.  —  RC
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Charlotte Hu / Popular Science:
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