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3:00 PM ET, March 13, 2018

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Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Networks Chief Executive Nancy Dubuc becomes CEO of VICE, while co-founder Shane Smith moves to executive chairman role  —  News comes a day after Dubuc made official her plans to leave a longtime role at A+E Networks.  —  Nancy Dubuc is officially taking the reins at Vice.
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RT:
Russia's Foreign Ministry says it will expel British media from Russia if the UK revokes RT's broadcasting license  —  Not a single British media outlet will be working in Russia if London decides to shut down RT broadcasting in the UK, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said.
Catherine Neilan / City A.M.:   UK broadcast regulator Ofcom says RT's broadcasting license may be revoked if UK finds Russia was behind attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers  —  Facebook is getting ready to launch a news section for its Watch platform and it's testing different video partnerships with roughly 10 publishers, Axios has learned.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti discusses the company's missed 2017 targets, struggles with advertisers, and potential for a partial paywall on the site  —  This article is a free preview of the new issue of Digiday magazine, our quarterly print publication that's distributed to Digiday+ members.
Debra Kamin / Variety:
CBS News President David Rhodes says Stormy Daniels interview has not been delayed because of legal action from Trump and dismissed talk of an injunction  —  JERUSALEM — CBS News boss David Rhodes hasn't seen Stormy Daniels' “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, but he promises that it's coming soon.
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New York Times:
60 Minutes moves forward in preparing segment with Stephanie Clifford, who says she had affair with Trump; source: show has not received notice of legal action
Susan Goldberg / National Geographic:
National Geographic asked a historian to audit its archives, admits to “appalling stories” filled with racism in its past, vows to examine and confront racism  —  We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad.  Here's what he found.
Tom Miles / Reuters:
U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality  —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and co-founder of SBNation, announces he is launching Civiqs, a public opinion research group  —  Nearly a million respondents are a deep new data source for Democrats.  One early finding: Don't talk about impeachment.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Brennan Gilmore, who filmed terror incident at Charlottesville, has sued Infowars, Alex Jones, Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, and others for defamation  —  Brennan Gilmore alleges Alex Jones' broadcasts and others led to him receiving real world death threats.  —  A man who filmed the violence sparked …
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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Eddy Cue Q&A on the line between free speech and open platforms, plans to integrate Texture content into Apple News, why Apple likely won't buy Disney, Netflix  —  We're on the ground at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas where Apple's Eddy Cue is about to take the stage to discuss media curation with CNN's Dylan Byers.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources”
 
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Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
In China, new proposals could see current regulatory body overseeing media abolished and replaced by a new organization under closer control of ruling party
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing Facebook Camera AR experiences via tracking markers on posters of two films, will add tracker-based AR capabilities to AR Studio in April
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Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Analysis: federal government censored, withheld, or couldn't find records in 78% of requests in the past year; it spent $40.6M defending decisions in FOIA cases
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh criticizes Trump over his attack on “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd after the President called the reporter a “son of a bitch”