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Views of the News preview: Whistleblower says Facebook prioritizes profits over safety

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A former Facebook employee leaked documents she says proves the company hid research showing teenagers felt worse after using its products and that it intentionally set algorithms to hook users by prioritizing hateful content. Will her testimony before a Senate committee spark regulation?

Staff, New York Times: “Facebook Live Updates: Whistle-blower unites Democrats and Republicans in calling for regulation of Facebook

Rachel Lerman, Washington Post: “Facebook apps go dark in widespread outage

Kevin Roose, New York Times: “Facebook is weaker than we knew

Ryan Mac & Cecilia Kang, New York Times: “Whistle-blower says Facebook ‘chooses profits over safety’

Ramishah Maruf, CNN: “Facebook executive says it’s ‘ludicrous’ to blame Jan. 6 on social media

Brian Stelter, CNN: “’We need to admit reality,’ Facebook whistleblower says. Here’s what might happen next

Tom Jones, Poynter: “Facebook’s whistleblower reveals herself and troubling information

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Vice: “Conspiracy theories about Facebook outrage spread even without Facebook

Richard Lawler & Alex Heath, The Verge: “Facebook is still down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

Blocking Australian audiences

Benjamin Mullin, Wall Street Journal: “CNN restricts access to Facebook pages in Australia

The End for Ozy? Or… not?

Ben Smith, New York Times: “After Ozy’s Carlos Watson talks of a comeback, a key investor objects

Lauren Williams, New York Times: "Ozy shows that serious Black media needs a new business model"

Joshua Benton, Nieman Lab: “This is why you always wait for the post-credits scene: Ozy changes its mind and claims it’s still alive

Todd Spangler, Variety: “Ozy Media is not shutting down after all, CEO Carlos Watson says

Ben Smith, New York Times: “Ozy built a TV show on a false claim, says its former producer

Ben Smith & Katie Robertson, New York Times: “Ozy Media, once a darling of investors, shuts down in a swift unraveling

Jody Serrano, Gizmodo: “Ozy Media’s lies made it go up in flames

David Folkenflik, NPR: “Ozy’s Carlos Watson resigns from NPR corporate board after week of scandal

Kerry Flynn, CNN: “Ozy Media is shutting down after a week of scrutiny into its business

Dan Primack & Sara Fischer, Axios: “The wizard of Ozy Media

Kerry Flynn, CNN: “18-hour days and panic attacks: Former Ozy staffers allege an abusive environment

Chicago Public Media to buy Sun-Times

Hanaa’ Tameez, Nieman Lab: “Chicago Public Media is exploring a deal to acquire the Chicago Sun-Times

Tony Arnold, WBEZ: “Chicago Public Media board is moving forward to acquire the Sun-Times

Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times: “Sun-Times, WBEZ parent company to explore historic partnership to create country’s largest local nonprofit news service

Marc Tracy, New York Times: “Chicago’s brawny tabloid, The Sun-Times, may join a nonprofit group.

The pressure of rising postal rates

Charles Pekow, Quill: “Rising postal rates (again) prompt publisher concerns

Pat Robertson to end ‘700 Club’ run

Maria Cramer, New York Times: “Pat Robertson ends his long run as host of ‘The 700 Club

Scottie Andrew, CNN: “Pat Robertson steps down as regular host of ‘The 700 Club’

NBC: “A retiring Pat Robertson’s unintentionally memorable moments

Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post: “Conservative Christian leader Pat Robertson steps down after 55 years of hosting ‘The 700 Club’

Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News: “Pat Robertson announces he’s stepping down as host of ‘The 700 Club’

Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today: “Pat Robertson retires from The 700 Club at 91

AMY SIMONS teaches news literacy, multimedia journalism and advanced social media strategies.