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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would restrict Australians from accessing news articles on its platform. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

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Conservative and controversial talk radio host Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in February 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, A Conservative Lodestar, Dies At 70

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Indian journalist Priya Ramani (left) smiles as she leaves Patiala House Court in New Delhi in 2019. A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted Ramani of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister, M.J. Akbar, of sexual harassment. AP hide caption

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TJ Ducklo resigned as White House deputy press secretary after he reportedly issued a sexist and profane threat to a journalist seeking to cover his relationship with another reporter. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Journalist Nabila Ganinda worked for Voice of America's Indonesian-language service for two years before the Trump administration rejected her visa extension. She is now back in Indonesia. Courtesy of Nabila Ganinda hide caption

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China's broadcasting regulator said Thursday that the BBC had "undermined China's national interests and ethnic solidarity" and was banning the British broadcaster's world service. The BBC headquarters in London are seen here in 2016. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Larry Flynt talks about the 40th anniversary of Hustler magazine at his offices in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 26, 2014. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Larry Flynt, Porn Mogul And 'Hustler' Founder, Dies At 78

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Twitter's new pilot program Birdwatch aims to enlist the social network's users to fact check each other's tweets. Twitter/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Twitter's 'Birdwatch' Aims to Crowdsource Fight Against Misinformation

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A model of a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex at the American Museum of Natural History in 2019 in New York City. All Things Considered is making amends for its lack of dinosaur coverage. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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8-Year-Old Calls Out NPR For Lack Of Dinosaur Stories

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Fox News wants a judge to throw out Smartmatic's defamation lawsuit against the news network. Fox claims that it was covering "both sides" of the story of the 2020 elections and former President Trump's debunked claims that the election was rigged. Rafael Henrique/Getty Images hide caption

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In the words of one knowledgeable New York Times newsroom staffer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity about the resignations, "two boils were lanced today." Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Sergei Smirnov, pictured being detained at a "solo protest" in May 2020, was sentenced to 25 days in jail on Wednesday for allegedly calling on people to protest through a Twitter repost. Vladimir Gerdo/Vladimir Gerdo/TASS hide caption

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Financier Ken Griffin has been slammed on chat rooms like WallstreetBets. Michael Kovac/Getty Images hide caption

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Ken Griffin: The Hedge Fund Titan In The Middle Of The Reddit Investing Revolt

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Sidney Powell, center, and Rudy Giuliani, left, are defendants in a new lawsuit filed by the electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic. The company is seeking more than $2.7 billion over what it says was a "disinformation" campaign about its role in the 2020 election. Image from Smartmatic lawsuit/Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Election Tech Company Sues Fox News, Giuliani And Others For $2.7 Billion

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President Xi Jinping of China is seen on a CGTN archive program as it plays on a computer monitor in London. The U.K.'s Ofcom says Star China Media Limited, which holds the license for China Global Television Network (CGTN) doesn't have day-to-day editorial control over the channel, which is against its rules. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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A health care worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a resident in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 10. Seniors in Florida's Leon County have had trouble signing up for the vaccine and a local reporter tried to help them. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccination Confusion: How A Florida Reporter Helped Anxious Seniors Get Their Shots

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There's is a reckoning happening across the media. Major news organizations are reconsidering what they cover and how. The Trump presidency is one big reason for the self-examination. But this new scrutiny goes beyond politics — beyond Washington, D.C. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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What Lessons Should News Organizations Learn From Trump's Presidency?

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Former CEO of U.S. Agency for Global Media Michael Pack was appointed by President Trump. During his time with the agency, Pack waged ideological warfare on his own agency, targeting his executives and staffers with investigations. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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How Trumpism Led To An Ideological War Over Voice Of America

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Former CEO of U.S. Agency for Global Media Michael Pack was appointed by President Trump. During his time with the agency, Pack waged ideological warfare on his own agency, targeting his executives and staffers with investigations. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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Trumpism At Voice Of America: Firings, Foosball And A Conspiracy Theory

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In the week after Donald Trump incited a deadly riot in Washington, D.C., Twitter banned more than 70,000 users — including the former president himself. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Deplatforming: Not A First Amendment Issue, But Still A Tough Call For Big Tech

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