Media Decoder

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A French social media campaign inspired by the scandal around the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has put the spotlight on proposed new laws.

Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.

With a populist media tycoon likely to become prime minister, the results may determine if an East-West fissure in the European Union becomes a chasm.

Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.

Amazon’s original-programming division was already considering a change in strategy before the accusation against its top executive.

The abrupt defection of Lisa Wilkinson, a co-host of the popular “Today Show,” to a rival network is reigniting a debate about a gender pay gap in media.

With women in the entertainment industry leading the discussion, talk of sexual harassment floods social media.