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6:40 PM ET, March 7, 2019

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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's shift to more private sharing will make misinformation harder to track and raises questions about the company's liability for its diffusion  —  On Wednesday, in what seemed like a major shift, Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he wants to reorient Facebook around private, encrypted …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Fox News is a shameless propaganda outfit that chips away at core values, and mainstream journalists who fail to recognize the problem are being willfully blind  —  Chris Wallace is an exceptional interviewer, and Shepard Smith and Bret Baier are reality-based news anchors.
Facebook:
Facebook will curb vaccine misinformation by reducing the ranking of anti-vaccine Pages and groups, halting recommendations for those pages, rejecting ads, more  —  We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic.
Foreign Policy:
Sources: Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro's International Women of Courage Award was rescinded by the State Department because she frequently criticized Trump  —  Jessikka Aro was to receive a “Women of Courage” prize.  Then officials read her Twitter feed.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK minister for culture and digital, Jeremy Wright, calls on YouTube to reconsider continuing to give far-right activist Tommy Robinson a platform  —  The continued presence of a U.K. far-right activist on YouTube's platform has been raised by the deputy leader of the official opposition …
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Independent
NBC 7 San Diego:
Leaked documents show the US government is closely monitoring journalists and immigration advocates tied to the 2018 migrant caravan  —  The documents detail an intelligence-gathering effort by the United States and Mexican authorities, targeting more than 50 people including journalists, an attorney, and immigration advocates
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comedy Central has launched its first YouTube channel for original content, Comedy Central Originals, starting with five new shows  —  Comedy Central is stepping on the gas in its digital-entertainment drive with the launch of its first YouTube channel for originals.
Discussion: Tubefilter
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube has started rolling out a feature, in India, that shows info panels with fact checks on search result pages for topics prone to misinformation  —  YouTube will start showing “information panels” — boxes of text that provide debunks from YouTube's verified fact-checking partners …
Richard Leiby / Washington Post:
The Washington Post petitions a federal court to open sealed and redacted records, including 800+ pages of exhibits, in the criminal case against Paul Manafort  —  Objecting to an abundance of sealed and redacted records in the criminal case against Paul Manafort, the president's former campaign chairman …
Discussion: @carolleonnig
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Twitter adds new options to its reporting process for tweets that contain personal information, allowing users to specify what type of info was shared  —  New options will let users flag the specific type of personal information that is being reported  —  Twitter is adding new options …
 
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy reports a $27.5M loss for Q4 on $213M revenue; print ad revenue fell 22% YoY, and digital-only subscribers rose 51% YoY
Discussion: McClatchy Co and The Wrap
Tony Silber / Forbes:
AMI is shuttering Transworld Snowboarding and the print edition of Transworld Skateboarding; the latter's subscribers will receive Men's Journal instead
Reuters:
European Commission accepts commitments by NBCU, Sony, Warner, and Sky that will allow non-UK EU consumers to subscribe to and access Sky UK content
Discussion: EU Press Room and Financial Times
Recode:
Interview with Laurene Powell Jobs on investing in nonprofit and for-profit media, including a VR production about a border crossing into the US from Mexico
Discussion: 9to5Mac
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Hollywood Reporter:
Leaked texts and sources reveal a three-year entanglement between Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and an actress seeking roles; WarnerMedia will investigate
Chris Krewson / Spirited Media:
Spirited Media has sold Denverite to Colorado Public Radio and is in talks with buyers to sell Philadelphia's Billy Penn and Pittsburgh's The Incline