Missouri Independent / Jason Hancock
The Associated Press / David Bauder
The Atlantic / Emma Green
New York Times / Karen Weise and Paul Mozur
LinkedIn will shut down service in China →
The networking site had previously agreed to censor posts made by its millions of Chinese users and has censored U.S. journalists
in the past, suggesting they remove “politically sensitive content” to have their profiles fully reinstated. Now they’re pulling back from the country, citing “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements.”
WAN-IFRA / Elizabeth Shilpa
The New York Times / Marc Tracy
Rest of World / Andrew Deck
Behind SmartNews, the $2 billion unicorn trying to fix the news algorithm →
“SmartNews launched in English in the U.S. in 2014, and the app is now available in more than 150 countries. The company styles itself as diverging from the received wisdom in American media: that polarization sells. SmartNews has developed a news-recommendation algorithm that promises to serve its readers a personalized, but politically balanced range of stories.”
HuffPost / Yessenia Funes
Bianca Graulau is documenting Puerto Rico’s disappearing beaches on TikTok →
“That’s what makes Graulau’s storytelling so special: She connects. She dares to do what few other journalists would on camera: She gets personal. ‘It allows me to communicate with my viewers and followers as a fellow human,’ Graulau said, ‘as a fellow Puerto Rican who’s going through the same issues as the rest of the population here.'”
U.S. Extradites Key Financial Ally of Venezuela’s President
BOGOTÁ, Colombia - A top ally of Venezuela's authoritarian government has been extradited to the United States, one of his lawyers said Saturday, where he will face money laundering charges in Florida. The extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, represents a victory for the U.S.
American Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti, Officials Say
As many as 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and their family members, including women and children, were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang in Port-au-Prince as they were leaving an orphanage, according to Haitian security officials.
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