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5:20 PM ET, March 19, 2019

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook settles with ACLU over allegedly discriminatory ads for employment, housing, and credit, paying ~$5M and making changes to prevent discrimination  —  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has reached a historic settlement with Facebook over advertising practices that allegedly discriminated against minorities.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Instead of focusing only on moderation, the debate around New Zealand massacre should look at how platforms incentivize and provide infrastructure for extremism  —  It's time for a real conversation about the infrastructure and incentives that Big Tech provides far-right extremists.
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Facebook:
Facebook says original Christchurch attack video was viewed <200 times during live broadcast; first user report came in 12 minutes after live broadcast ended
Medium:
Medium is once again seeking writers and editors to launch new publications on its platform, offering temporary contracts which may or may not be renewed  —  We are looking to fund more great editors, writers, and publishers  —  Every day, millions of people read unique, thought-provoking stories on Medium.
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Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Former New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is launching Salty, a publication covering “practical” stories about food, on Medium  —  Mark Bittman wants you to know he's not dead.  —  Since his departure from The New York Times in 2015 to join a food start up …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
David Sirota, hired March 11 by the Bernie Sanders campaign, has informally advised Sanders for months while attacking opponents on Twitter and in The Guardian  —  David Sirota had been working unofficially for Sanders while savaging the other Democratic candidates on Twitter.
Variety:
21st Century Fox and “New” Fox are now standalone entities, with Fox adding four new board members including Chase Carey and former House Speaker Paul Ryan  —  UPDATED: 21st Century Fox said Tuesday it has completed the distribution of shares to birth the Fox Corporation.
The Incline:
Spirited Media has sold Pittsburgh news site The Incline to local news startup Whereby.us, which operates sites in Miami, Seattle, Orlando, and Portland  —  The Incline's getting a signal boost and new partners in journalism.  —  Dear Incline readers,  —  Some personal news: we've got a new owner!
Media Matters for America:
Despite Alex Jones' YouTube ban, an account posting only InfoWars content, called Resistance News, had millions of views, before YouTube took it down today  —  Update (3/19/19): Following the publication of this post, the Resistance News channel was removed from YouTube …
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson says the company has cut the number of articles it provides to Apple's news app, as Apple prepares to launch a subscription news service  —  The New York Times has recently cut the number of stories it's giving to Apple Inc.'s news app, the newspaper publisher's chief executive officer …
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and some of its users for defamation, alleging Twitter is shadow banning conservatives, seeks $250M+ in damages  —  House Intelligence Committee ranking member and former chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and a number of its users for more than $250 million.
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Reed Hastings confirms that Netflix won't be offering its content through Apple's upcoming video service
CNN:
The State Dept. press corps was barred from a Pompeo briefing, and the department won't release a list of attendees but said it was for “faith-based media only”  —  (CNN)The State Department on Monday said it would not be distributing a transcript or list of attendees …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator has backed Brew, a podcasting network which pays creators based on their number of unique listens  —  Podcasts are exploding in popularity and Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for its long list of unicorn graduates, is throwing its support behind …
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Telegraph launches a new editorial vertical on women's sports, including a dedicated women's sports channel on its news website and app, with four new staff  —  The Telegraph is starting a new editorial vertical, Telegraph Women's Sport, which will be staffed with a team of four …
Discussion: Telegraph
 
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Simon Owens / The Business of Content:
Q&A with Nancy Gauss, executive director of video at The New York Times, on the newspaper's video strategy, upcoming projects, and more
Rashna Farrukh / ABC:
Young Muslim journalist Rashna Farrukh says she left Sky News Australia after the NZ shooting because the network has slammed minorities and spread paranoia
Julia Jacobs / New York Times:
Q&A with Susan Swain, one of C-Span's two chief executives, on the network's political impact as it celebrates 40 years in broadcasting
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Snap is planning to launch another slate of original shows which will appear in the app's Discover section
ProPublica:
Cook County Juvenile Court judge bars ProPublica Illinois from publishing info that could identify families in a child welfare case the site is investigating
 Earlier Picks: 
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
New White House policy states reporters must spend 50% of their time at the White House, which few currently do, to qualify for a “hard” press pass
Joan Donovan / The Atlantic:
News coverage of terror attacks coupled with social media helps amplify extremists' ideas, and this weakness is being actively exploited
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the National Enquirer acquired Jeff Bezos' racy texts from his lover's brother for $200,000
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara steps down following allegations that he had an affair with a young actress and tried to get her cast in movies