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3:25 PM ET, April 15, 2017

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Zeke J Miller / Time:
White House announces it will not disclose visitor logs, citing security and privacy issues  —  The Trump Administration will not disclose logs of those who visit the White House complex, breaking with his predecessor, the White House announced Friday.  The decision, after nearly three months …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Ahead of the French election, Facebook is running full-page ads in major French newspapers with tips for spotting fake news  —  In just nine days, France is going to vote for their next president — there's going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too.
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Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Facebook rolling out tech that analyzes patterns to find fake accounts that can spread misinformation, malware, and falsely boost page rankings  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is ramping up efforts to kill off sham accounts used to spread fake news, pass along malware and falsely boost page rankings …
New York Times:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly's on-air comments about Ailes and harassment were a factor in Megyn Kelly's choice to leave Fox; Kelly complained to execs after comments  —  Last fall, in the weeks after 21st Century Fox struck settlements with two women who said that Bill O'Reilly had sexually harassed them …
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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo's comments about WikiLeaks threaten free speech, and the media response was too muted  —  In February, after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. media were the “enemy of the people,” the targets of his insult exploded with indignation, devoting wall-to-wall media coverage …
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Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo calls WikiLeaks a “hostile intelligence service” aided by Russia and labels founder Julian Assange a fraud
Scott Rosenberg / Backchannel:
A look at how 15-year-old Google Book Search has shrunk in ambition and scope, after prolonged legal battles  —  Google Books was the company's first moonshot.  But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.  —  Books can do anything.  As Franz Kafka once said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Huffington Post experiments with niche Facebook-only communities, using images from Tumblr and Reddit to build audience before committing to original content  —  Getting new audiences — including teenagers — to like The Huffington Post is a big priority for the publisher in 2017.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Viacom, AMC, and Discovery in talks with four to six pay-TV providers for sports-free streaming TV; source says service could cost less than $20/month  —  Entertainment-only packages could cost less than $20 a month  —  At least four distributors weigh online bundles without sports
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
In an interview, Nick Denton says his next project will be building internet forums, with a focus on bridging the gap between public and private conversations  —  After taking about a month off in the wake of his settlement with the plaintiffs represented by Peter Thiel's lawyer …
Teresa Mioli / Journalism in the Americas:
Crime reporter Maximino Rodríguez Palacios is shot and killed in La Paz, the fourth Mexican journalist killed since March 1  —  Maximino Rodríguez Palacios, also known as Max Rodríguez, is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico in less than two months.
 
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BBC:
Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie suspended by News UK after comparing soccer midfielder Ross Barkley, whose grandfather is Nigerian, to a gorilla
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Pulitzer-winning Storm Lake Times will donate most of its $15K in award money to the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and to refugee charities
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Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Condé Nast is hiring a Snapchat team as GQ, Wired, and Self magazine begin publishing weekly editions to Discover this month
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Ingrid Cobben / Nieman Lab:
French startup Brut, which creates video distributed on Facebook and other platforms, partners with public broadcaster France Télévisions and eyes US expansion
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC spectrum auction ends, with 175 TV stations getting payouts of up to $304M each; 957 stations will get new channel assignments
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
A new survey from BuzzFeed News and Ipsos Public Affairs found that 54% of American adults trust news they see on Facebook “only a little” or “not at all”
Discussion: Nieman Lab and The Wrap, Thanks:@steverubel