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9:55 PM ET, October 17, 2018

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Jamal Khashoggi / Washington Post:
Arab governments have been given free rein to silence the media, stifling the hope from the Arab Spring and depriving people of the ability to discuss issues  —  I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi's translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul.
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David Hearst / Middle East Eye:
Source who listened to the audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi's final moments says he was not interrogated but tortured for seven minutes before dying  —  Middle East Eye publishes first details of audio tape acquired by Turkish investigators probing what happened to Saudi journalist
Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the struggle to verify evidence in the Khashoggi case when the only sources of information have track records of political bias  —  Media gather around Saudi Arabia's consulate on October 15, 2018 (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)  —  Since October 2, when Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist …
New York Times:
Three of the suspects in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi have links to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's security detail  —  ISTANBUL — One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Inside The Washington Post as staffers wrestle with news about Jamal Khashoggi, the second major international incident involving a Post journalist since 2015
Discussion: New York Times and Middle East Eye
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Washington Post told contributing writer Ed Rogers to stop lobbying for Saudis or stop column; his firm, BGR, dropped the kingdom as a client, losing $80K/month
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A close look at the suit against Facebook on video metrics and a look back at many statements from publishers pivoting to video as Facebook touted the medium  —  “It will probably be all video.”  —  In June 2016, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa …
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers allege in suit that Facebook didn't disclose key video metric error for over a year and that scale of miscalculation was far worse than understood  —  Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it revealed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed by advertisers.
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Craig Newmark donates $2.5M to New York Public Radio to help finance the expansion of WNYC and local news site Gothamist  —  THE WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL BOARD posed a good question Tuesday night: “Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia's mess?”
Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Kris Goldsmith, an Army veteran who catalogues questionable Facebook Pages, some with millions of followers and links to Russia and Iran  —  Kris Goldsmith has become the cybersleuth for the Vietnam Veterans of America, hunting fake Facebook pages that sow discord and often have roots overseas
Lauren Johnson / Business Insider:
MTV partners with Bunim/Murray Productions to create three seasons of The Real World exclusively for Facebook Watch, expected to launch spring 2019  —  - Viacom's MTV Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions are co-producing three seasons of Real World specifically for Facebook Watch.
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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How a loophole in Facebook's political ad review system, letting verified buyers put anything in the “paid for by” field, has been weaponized in a Virginia race
Southpaw / @nycsouthpaw:
Prosecutors believe arrested Treasury employee Natalie Edwards was a source for BuzzFeed News  —  Based on quotes from articles that are included in the complaint, the prosecutors believe this person was a source for BuzzFeed News. https://www.justice.gov/...
Discussion: @perlberg
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Dan Mangan / CNBC:
US Treasury employee Natalie Edwards has been arrested for allegedly leaking reports to a journalist about financial transactions of Paul Manafort and others
Discussion: AOL and Talking Biz News
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Profile of Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, who has emerged as a right-wing pundit, appearing on Fox News, while leading a group involved in violent clashes  —  For an hour or so, he railed about socialism and political correctness to an audience of New York establishment Republicans.
 
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