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July 19, 2018, 2:55 AM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Russia, fake news, InfoWars, Myanmar, and why he thinks Facebook shouldn't take down posts that deny the Holocaust  —  Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table.  —  Yesterday, I motored my Ford Fiesta …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his comments about Holocaust deniers on Facebook: “I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that”  —  The Facebook founder has attracted controversy for how the social network deals with content that is offensive to many, such as Holocaust deniers
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it has begun removing misinformation that contributes to violence on its site, will review text and images in partnership with local organizations  —  The policy was used for the first time last month in Sri Lanka  —  Hours after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spurred history by defending …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
EU fines Google a record €4.3B (~$5B) in antitrust case for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine  —  Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine by EU regulators for breaking antitrust laws.
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Siri cofounder Tom Gruber and Apple's head of search Vipul Ved Prakash have left the company after John Giannandrea was named as the leader of the Siri Group  —  Tom Gruber, one of the original Siri cofounders, has left Apple, where he was recently the head of Siri's Advanced Development group …
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung to launch phone with a 7" display that can be folded in half like a wallet early next year; Bixby speaker launching in about a month for ~$300  —  The phone will feature a roughly 7-inch display that folds in half  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to introduce …
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins rolling out live chatrooms, organized by subreddit and created by admins only, currently in beta  —  A FEW MONTHS into Jason Lee's new job at Reddit, the office was buzzing with excitement.  It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a collaborative project …
Marshall Allen / ProPublica:
Investigation: the health insurance industry is working with data brokers to collect “lifestyle” details on hundreds of millions of Americans to predict costs  —  To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month's health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren't very compelling.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix is creating a comedy-focused radio channel in partnership with Sirius XM, due to launch in January 2019  —  Satellite-radio comedy channel expected to launch by January  —  Netflix is coming to radio.  —  The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SIRI 1.20% …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms users can now sync their Instagram contacts to Messenger  —  Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram.  The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account.

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