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9:15 AM ET, May 3, 2019

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, others from Facebook and Instagram, citing dangerous individuals and orgs policy  —  Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan have been banned as well  —  Facebook today removed Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen …
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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook shared info about extremist ban with some news outlets before the ban was in place, letting Alex Jones and others redirect followers to other platforms
Teresa Mioli / Journalism in the Americas:
Journalists and press freedom advocates are highlighting a theme of media for democracy in times of disinformation for the 26th World Press Freedom Day  —  Each May 3 is a global celebration of press freedom and its importance to society.  For this year's World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) …
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Reporters Without Borders to launch an all-party parliamentary group in the UK in July to promote press freedom worldwide  —  An all-party parliamentary group on press freedom in the UK will launch this summer, it was announced today on World Press Freedom Day.
Discussion: BBC and Reporters Without Borders
Anabel Pasarow / Refinery29:
Twitter launching a monthly original video series on May 3 spotlighting women in journalism, using the hashtag #HerStory in honor of World Press Freedom Day  —  In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Twitter is spotlighting female voices in journalism around the world with the launch …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon is seeking a buyer for Tumblr as it tries to steady Verizon Media Group, which has struggled to meet revenue targets  —  Wireless giant seeks buyer for social-media service that has lost ground to Facebook  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is seeking a buyer for blogging website Tumblr …
The Advocate:
New Orleans Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges buy The Times-Picayune and nola.com from Advance Local, will merge websites and publish one daily newspaper  —  New Orleans Advocate owners Dathel and John Georges have purchased The Times-Picayune and its nola.com website from the Newhouse family's Advance Local Media.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Analysis of 317 articles in Dutch on De Correspondent shows features and analysis dominate, 43% of posts focus on Netherlands, and diversity is severely lacking  —  I analyzed six months of articles on De Correspondent to get a hint of what we might see on the English-language site.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Publishers and ad tech vendors are broadly content with second version of IAB Europe's framework for GDPR compliance, which will be open for comment for 30 days  —  Publishers and ad tech vendors may finally have reached a compromise on what an industry standard for GDPR compliance looks like.
Andy Bechtel / The Editor's Desk:
Q&A with Megan Cassella, a Politico reporter covering trade and a 2015 j-school graduate, on typical editing at Politico, essential job skills, and adaptation  —  Megan Cassella is a reporter at POLITICO in Washington, D.C., covering the trade beat.  She previously worked at Reuters news service.
Kali Hays / WWD:
Interview with InStyle's third publisher in three years, Agnes Chapski, on plans to grow digital channels like social and video, where she sees potential  —  Agnes Chapski, after an apparently acrimonious departure from NewBeauty, is looking to go deep into InStyle's digital channels.
 
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Barrett Golding / Poynter:
International Fact-Checking Network builds an index of untrustworthy news sites compiled from five databases curated by established journalists and academics
Discussion: FTVLive
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Walmart announces the Vudu Audience Extension network, which will allow advertisers to buy campaigns through Vudu that will also run on other streaming services
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechCrunch
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Alphabet tells US House panel it spends hundreds of millions annually on content review, has manually reviewed 1M+ suspected terrorist videos on YouTube in Q1
Katie Pellico / CNN:
One Free Press Coalition, which publishes a monthly “Ten Most Urgent” list of journalists in peril, adds 16 new members including WaPo, Wired, and BuzzFeed
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches voice-enabled ads, which encourage the listener to say a command to take action on the ad's content, in a limited test in the US