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8:05 PM ET, March 17, 2019


 Top News: 
Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it has removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Helping people examine killers' motives could help defuse radicalization, but the press has a responsibility not to pour gasoline on a roaring blaze of racism  —  Mass shootings have a way of making the theoretical talk about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and their role in spreading hate all too real.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
As social media platforms struggle to remove the NZ shooter's video, the Sun and Daily Mirror ran edited footage and Mail Online published the manifesto as well  —  Other British news outlets, The Sun and The Mirror, featured the attacker's first-person video, including in GIF form on the homepages of their websites.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees detail the process and the difficulty of moderating Facebook Live
Thom Geier / The Wrap:
Fox News did not air Jeanine Pirro's show on Saturday, a week after her remarks that Rep. Ilhan Omar may not support the US Constitution because she's a Muslim  —  Jeanine Pirro's weekly show on Fox News did not air on Saturday evening one week after the former federal judge suggested on air …
New York Times:
American officials citing intel reports say Jamal Khashoggi's killing was part of a broad campaign to silence dissenters, authorized by MbS over a year before  —  WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters …
Kayleigh Barber / Folio:
Interview with Wired's EIC Nicholas Thompson and audience development director Indu Chandrasekhar on subscriptions, newsletters, Apple News, and more  —  A year after launching its paywall, Wired isn't done testing out new ways to capitalize on this and other consumer-based revenue models.
Sam Nussey / Reuters:
In Japan, three-year-old online streamer AbemaTV has ~25 ad-supported channels and ~8M viewers per week with a focus on low-budget reality-based programming  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo …
Discussion: @reuters
Rollo Romig / New York Times:
Nicole Sperling / Vanity Fair:
Since the Disney-Fox merger was announced, longtime 20th Century Fox employees say they've been issued mostly vague guidelines with no clear business directives  —  With the biggest entertainment merger in a lifetime about to close, anxiety is running high on the Fox lot and beyond.
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Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
The new editor of Alabama's The Democrat-Reporter, an African-American woman, resigns, claiming interference from the prior editor who published a pro-KKK oped
George Rodrigue / The Plain Dealer:
Cleveland's The Plain Dealer is laying off 12 reporters and editors, in addition to a prior cut of ~29 production staffers, mainly copy editors and designers
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