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1:35 PM ET, February 22, 2018

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Washington Post:
How lies about Parkland student David Hogg have spread online, fueled by forums like 4chan, media distrust, and YouTube's algorithms to increase watch time  —  David Hogg, 17, went from Florida high school student to mass shooting survivor to telegenic advocate for gun-control laws in a few days.
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Columbia Journalism Review:
At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, student journalists are in a unique position to report on the events as they toe the line between journalism and activism  —  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School can be see on February 17, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
YouTube, Facebook remove some of the conspiracy videos claiming Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was an actor but, in many cases, only after promoting them  —  - YouTube promoted a video featuring a conspiracy theory claiming that one of the survivors of the school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida, is a paid actor.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The outspoken Parkland students inherently understand how to counteract pro-Trump media, stripping conspiracy theorists and critics of power by mocking them  —  On Monday night, the pro-Trump media set its sights on a new political enemy: young adult survivors of gun violence.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Facebook's tool for fact-checking partners only lets them flag links, not videos or memes; Facebook says it's working on a way to add images to the tool  —  On social media, fake memes are everywhere.  And on Facebook, they're not being met with the full force of the tools available for other dubious content.
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Yoel Roth / Twitter:
Twitter's updated API will limit users from performing simultaneous actions across multiple accounts and using automation; gives developers until 3/23 to comply  —  Keeping Twitter safe and free from spam is a top priority for us.  One of the most common spam violations we see is the use …
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Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter issues statement after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers after bot purge, says its tools and rules are apolitical  —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
Agence France-Presse:
Media and human rights groups call Philippine President Duterte's move to ban Rappler journalists from his palace a threat to press freedom  —  Since taking power in 2016, Duterte has publicly attacked media outlets which have criticised his policies  —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move …
Steven Hsieh / The Stranger:
Newsweek retracts a story based on a blog called Unhack the Vote that blamed Senator Al Franken's resignation on an alt-right bot network  —  On Monday, Newsweek published a story titled, “How An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.”  Relying heavily on a blog called Unhack the Vote …
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 Net Neutrality rules, officially takes effect today, signalling beginning of various legal challenges  —  The FCC's “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify co-founders plan to retain control after direct stock listing through super voting shares, following Google-Facebook IPO playbook  —  Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon said to own super voting shares  —  Facebook, Alphabet founders keep control with similar setups
 
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