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5:45 PM ET, February 22, 2018

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Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds algorithms designed by Facebook, Google, and others often struggle to detect doctored images and videos, a key tool for misinformation efforts  —  The tech company's filters can't adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Facebook's tool for fact-checking partners only lets them flag links, not videos or memes; Facebook says it's working on a way to add images to the tool  —  On social media, fake memes are everywhere.  And on Facebook, they're not being met with the full force of the tools available for other dubious content.
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Washington Post:
How lies about Parkland student David Hogg have spread online, fueled by forums like 4chan, media distrust, and YouTube's algorithms to increase watch time  —  David Hogg, 17, went from Florida high school student to mass shooting survivor to telegenic advocate for gun-control laws in a few days.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 Net Neutrality rules, officially takes effect today, signalling beginning of various legal challenges  —  The FCC's “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How The Wall Street Journal gives different levels of access to different kinds of potential subscribers, assigning scores to readers based on 60+ signals  —  Non-subscribers visiting WSJ.com now get a score, based on dozens of signals, that indicates how likely they'll be to subscribe.
Agence France-Presse:
Media and human rights groups call Philippine President Duterte's move to ban Rappler journalists from his palace a threat to press freedom  —  Since taking power in 2016, Duterte has publicly attacked media outlets which have criticised his policies  —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:NEW!
CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan is named host of Face the Nation, currently the only female solo anchor of a major Sunday political affairs show  —  WASHINGTON — Margaret Brennan, the senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, will be the next moderator of “Face the Nation …
Steven Hsieh / The Stranger:
Newsweek retracts a story based on a blog called Unhack the Vote that blamed Senator Al Franken's resignation on an alt-right bot network  —  On Monday, Newsweek published a story titled, “How An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.”  Relying heavily on a blog called Unhack the Vote …
Discussion: Newsweek, The Wrap and Mediaite
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter issues statement saying its tools and rules are apolitical, after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers during bot purge  —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
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Yoel Roth / Twitter:
Twitter's updated API will limit users from performing simultaneous actions across multiple accounts and using automation; gives developers until 3/23 to comply
Knight First Amendment Institute:
Knight First Amendment Institute announces it's receiving $6.5M in grants over five years from Democracy Fund, First Look Media, and the Charles Koch Foundation  —  The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University announced today that Democracy Fund, First Look Media …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
How Amazon's Createspace publishing arm was used to launder money using stolen credit cards, dubious ebooks, and by impersonating authors  —  Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he'd made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company's on-demand publishing arm.
Ronan Shields / The Drum:
Pandora debuts programmatic audio ads, tests private marketplace in pilot program with Volkswagen  —  Pandora has debuted its audio programmatic marketplace, offering brands the opportunity to purchase premium ad space on the streaming network via a private marketplace (PMP), with Volkswagen as the debut participating brand.
Discussion: Pandora, Ad Age and AdExchanger
 
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