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1:45 AM ET, September 21, 2017

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Sheryl Sandberg / Facebook:
Facebook will strengthen enforcement of ad targeting policies, add more human oversight, and urge users to report potential abuses directly  —  Last week we temporarily disabled some of our ads tools following news reports that slurs or other offensive language could be used as targeting criteria for advertising.
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Will Oremus / Slate:
Blaming algorithms obscures the true source of Facebook's ad problem: the structure of the company's ad business and the decision-making of those who run it  —  Facebook's ad network lent itself to abuse by Russian hackers and racists.  The problem has nothing to do with algorithms.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Twitter will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election next Wednesday  —  TWITTER HAS CONFIRMED it will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Michael T. Kaufman / New York Times:
Lillian Ross, who had a six-decade reporting career at The New Yorker, dies at age 99  —  Lillian Ross, who became known as the consummate fly-on-the-wall reporter in a six-decade career at The New Yorker, whether writing about Ernest Hemingway, Hollywood or a busload of Indiana high school seniors …
Seth Harp / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Mexico, journalists have more to fear by reporting on the government and politicians than they do by covering the drug cartels  —  Journalists arrange pictures of slain Mexican colleague Candido Rios during a demonstration in Mexico City on August 24, 2017.
Reuters:
Saudi Arabia to lift ban it imposed in 2013 on VoIP calls, will make services that satisfy regulatory requirements, like Skype and WhatsApp, available today  —  RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.
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Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Mic disputes comScore data that shows Mic traffic fell from 21.5M visitors in Dec '15 to under 10M this July, says comScore's missing views on social networks  —  - Mic's monthly audience has plummeted, according to comScore.  Mic says comScore data is increasingly irrelevant.
 
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Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
Profile of Emanuele Farneti, the 42-year-old editor of Italian Vogue and an outsider in the fashion world
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Univision used WhatsApp group chats to distribute news and information during Hurricane Irma and is doing the same for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
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