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10:20 PM ET, May 14, 2016


 Top News: 
Danah Boyd / Data & Society:
Zuckerberg's statement of Facebook neutrality is dangerous because all systems are biased, whether human or algorithmic  —  A pair of Gizmodo stories have prompted journalists to ask questions about Facebook's power to manipulate political opinion in an already heated election year.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg promises “full investigation” on Trending Topics matter, will talk to “leading conservatives”  —  I want to share some thoughts on the discussion about Trending Topics.  —  Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice.
Matthew Champion / BuzzFeed:
Alan Rusbridger steps down as chair of Guardian newspaper owner the Scott Trust  —  Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian, will not take up the position of chair of the the paper's owner, the Scott Trust, it has been announced.  —  Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief …
The Toast:
The Toast to close July 1 due to decreased revenues and too heavy a workload, archive will remain online  —  MALLORY: WHEW.  First of all, we should start by saying No, this is not a joke and Yes, this is really happening.  We would never joke about this, we would not do that to you!
Rahul Bhatia / Guardian:
How Facebook, oblivious to India's concerns, used heavy-handed tactics and failed with Free Basics  —  ntil Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor.  One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan …
Lee Schafer / Star Tribune:
How Alden Global Capital, which controls Digital First Media, is harvesting the assets of St. Paul's Pioneer Press  —  The hedge fund that controls the Pioneer Press has apparently decided on one of the time-honored strategies to make money in a declining business.  —  It's called simply “harvest.”
David Samuels / New York Times:
David Samuels, author of controversial Ben Rhodes profile, responds to criticism  —  My interest in Ben Rhodes began with a photograph I saw from Senator Barack Obama's insurgent campaign for president in 2008.  The photograph showed a group of Obama's young speechwriters celebrating a victory.
Baratunde Thurston is leaving The Daily Show after nine months, plans more standup and TV work  —  Big post alert.  —  After nine months of helping re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as Supervising Producer for Digital Expansion, I am leaving the show today.  It has been a challenging and incredible journey.
Discussion: @whatthebit and @baratunde
Tim Baysinger / Adweek:
Newly “safe for work” Playboy pushes into video with first-ever slate of 14 original shows  —  Playboy showed off its new, fully clothed self during its first-ever NewFronts presentation Friday afternoon at New York's Skylight Modern.  —  “This is the most exciting …
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Removal of Top Editors Signals Trouble for Independent Russian Paper  —  MOSCOW — Three senior editors at the media organization controlled by Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire and Brooklyn Nets owner, left their jobs on Friday, apparently victims of the Kremlin's ire for reporting …
Wall Street Journal:
Some Vine stars migrate to Facebook, others as loops for top 10 accounts fall 29% from May 2015 through March 2016 and ad buyers direct dollars to competitors  —  Marketers and ad buyers are moving away from the Twitter-owned video app Vine  —  Elton Castee has 1.2 million followers on Vine …
Discussion: @geoffgolberg and @caseynewton
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Serenity Caldwell / iMore:
Apple acknowledges reports of music files lost while using iTunes, plans update with more safeguards next week
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The Washington Post tests personalized “pop-up” newsletters to promote its big stories
Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT to stream UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals on YouTube for free in the UK
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Music-licensing group ASCAP agrees to pay $1.75M to settle DOJ charge that it blocked members from independently licensing their songs
Lynn Berry / Associated Press:
Hackers publish names and contact information for 4.5K journalists accredited to report from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine