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12:50 PM ET, June 5, 2019

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
YouTube investigation finds that the flagged Steven Crowder videos, which include derogatory remarks about Vox's Carlos Maza, don't violate its policies  —  The company sides with edgy commentator Steven Crowder  —  YouTube has at last formally responded to an explosive …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube updates guidelines to ban videos that promote the superiority of any group to justify discrimination, resulting in the removal of thousands of channels  —  YouTube is trying to reduce the prevalence of extremist content on the platform  —  YouTube is changing its community guidelines …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube bans kids from live-streaming video unless accompanied by an adult following NYT report about YouTube's recommendation algorithm for posted videos
ABC:
Federal police raid the Sydney headquarters of Australia's ABC News in relation to claims of publishing classified material in a 2017 series, The Afghan Files  —  Australian Federal Police officers are raiding the ABC's Sydney headquarters over a series of 2017 stories known as The Afghan Files.
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CNN:
Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and the home of a prominent journalist raise concerns about press freedom in Australia  —  New Delhi (CNN Business)Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and a prominent journalist have raised concerns about press freedom in the country.
Paul Karp / The Guardian:
Australian federal police raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst over her reporting on a leaked plan to expand government spying
Daily Hive:
CNN hires the Toronto Star's Daniel Dale as a reporter on the fact-checking beat in Washington DC  —  After 11 years, The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale is leaving his position as their Washington bureau chief.  —  The award-winning political reporter says he will be working with CNN …
Pew Research Center:
Survey: 50% of Americans say made-up news is a very big problem today, more than climate change; 68% say it impacts confidence in government institutions  —  Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it  —  Many Americans say the creation …
Gillian Cleary / Symantec Blogs:
Archive of ~10M tweets from Russia's IRA reveals a vast, coordinated, and incredibly successful misinformation campaign; one account was retweeted 6M times  —  Internet Research Agency archive reveals a vast, coordinated campaign that was incredibly successful at pushing out and amplifying its messages.
Kali Hays / WWD:
Elle Executive Editor Emma Rosenblum named editor in chief of Bustle Media's lifestyle group, which includes Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, and Romper  —  The growing digital media operator has lured an editor in chief from the Hearst-owned fashion magazine.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Quibi, initially marketed as a mobile-first platform, will be mobile-only with a streaming app designed exclusively for mobile devices  —  This article is part of the Digiday Video Briefing, which features must-reads, confessionals and key market stats.  To receive the Digiday Video Briefing, please subscribe.
Discussion: @digiday
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix says it is testing a feed, called Extras, with trailers, photos, and alerts about shows in its mobile app  —  Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent @https://twitter.com/jank0 FOLLOW  —  Netflix has begun to test a new feed in its mobile app that aggregates trailers …
Discussion: TechCrunch and @jank0
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Diamond and Silk host Fox Nation show while being “volunteers” for Trump campaign, appearing at rallies and in ads; Fox News says they're not network employees  —  The conservative superstars and Fox Nation hosts are working to get the president re-elected through videos and rallies …
Max Read / New York Magazine:
The Daily Beast confirmed the identity of the uploader of the distorted Pelosi video via a source at Facebook, who apparently accessed private user activity  —  What mastermind created the infamous, slowed-down video of Nancy Pelosi — the one intended to make her sound drunk that went viral across right-wing media two weeks ago?
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Daily Beast article exposing the man allegedly behind fake Pelosi video sparks debate over whether media should ID private individuals spreading misinformation
 
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Former Hearst Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles plans to launch a subscription content platform focused on women's networking opportunities in late 2019
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Steve McClellan / MediaPost:
GroupM ad spending forecast: 5.8% growth in 2019 and 4.8% in 2020, excluding political ads; growth to be 8.2% for 2020 with ~$10B in political spending included
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
Two reporters laid off from BuzzFeed and HuffPost form an advocacy group, the Save Journalism Project, to raise awareness about big tech's damage to journalism