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4:30 AM ET, April 25, 2014

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Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter  —  Announcing FB Newswire, Powered by Storyful  —  Every day, news is made on Facebook.  More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world.
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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
More than a social network: Facebook aims to be the source for breaking news  —  Facebook has always been filled with “news,” just not the kind you'd find in a daily newspaper.  —  Recently, however, Facebook had made several moves to shift the content of your News Feed towards hard news …
Discussion: @startupljackson and @mikeisaac
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Storyful's Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook  —  Twitter is the king of real time news, but people's eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts first, leading them to parrot misinformation.
Ryan Singel / Medium:
How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer  —  The FCC wants to make good on President Obama's pledge to make net neutrality into law.  It's just having a very hard time actually doing it.  —  Net Neutrality is the simple concept that the company that provides …
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Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC chairman to have net neutrality “enforceable rules” by the end of the year, mandate that ISPs “not act in a commercially unreasonable manner”
Tim Wu / The New Yorker Blog:
Barack Obama's Flip-Flop and the End of Net Neutrality
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams  —  A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.  —  Three days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicly opposed Comcast's planned acquisition of/merger with Time Warner Cable …
Discussion: @dangillmor
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Ken Florance / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Netflix says it opposes Comcast/TWC merger because Comcast charges both Netflix and its customers to connect to each other  —  The Case Against ISP Tolls  —  As the person at Netflix responsible for content delivery, I spend a lot of time thinking about Netflix's Open Connect CDN and its interconnection with ISPs.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution  —  The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine.  The headline read: “Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia.”
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Russia Orders Bloggers To ‘Register’; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media  —  As we've reported, Russia has been steadily trying to bring the Internet under control with ever-more stringent measures.  After tackling general Web sites through powers that allow …
Paul Farrell / Guardian:
Journalists' sources are no longer safe in Australia  —  Can government agencies instantaneously track down journalists' sources?  It's looking more and more likely, and it's a dangerous state of affairs  —  The idea of living in a world where government agencies could almost instantaneously track …
Marc Parry / Chronicle of Higher Education:
As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools  —  Many professors and students gravitate to Google as a gateway to research.  Libraries want to offer them a comparably simple and broad experience for searching academic content.
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Michael Agresta / Slate:   What Will Become of the Library?  —  How it will evolve as the world goes digital.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Automattic acquires visual editor Scroll Kit, company to shut down in 3 months  —  Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT  —  WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace.
Vice:
Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Released  —  VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health.  We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.  Out of respect for Simon and his family's privacy …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
NYT Up To Nearly 800K Paid Digital Subscribers, Plans New Food And Opinion Apps  —  The New York Times is crowing about a quarterly rise in revenue today, and that comes thanks to increases in both print and digital ad revenue.  Digital subscriptions saw some of its strongest growth in recent memory …
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Q&A: David Leonhardt says The Upshot won't replace Nate Silver at The New York Times  —  Yesterday, The New York Times launched The Upshot, a new politics and policy vertical that was conceived when Nate Silver left the paper for ESPN.  The project is led by David Leonhardt …
Discussion: Globe and Mail, @mathewi and Daily Dot
Alex Mayyasi / Priceonomics Blog:
Publishers aren't diligently censoring related links from Taboola and Outbrain, lending legitimacy to scams  —  How Journalism Promotes The Internet's Shadiest Scams  —  If you read articles and blog posts online, you've noticed them.  Below the article, in the space where publishers often link …
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