1. The Western Journal, which the NYT characterizes as "a potent online disinformation mill," says that its decreasing online reach is proof that Silicon Valley is biased against conservative viewpoints. In a lengthy investigation published Thursday, Times reporters Nicholas Confessore and Justin Bank take a long look at the website, which "does almost no original reporting, instead repackaging stories found elsewhere that fit into right-wing narratives chosen by the site’s editors." The practice generated huge traffic, and in three years it racked up "three-quarters of a billion shares, likes and comments, nearly as many as the combined tally of 10 leading American news organizations." All that's now coming to an end, however, as Apple News dumped it for promoting “views overwhelmingly rejected by the scientific community,” Google News has blacklisted it for allegedly deceptive business practices, and Facebook made it less-findable after fact-checking sites called it out again and again. You can read the full Times investigation here, and its highlights here.