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3:50 PM ET, April 6, 2017

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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook will roll out a new guide tomorrow at the top of its News Feed to help users spot “false news” in 14 countries, including US, UK, and Germany  —  What the new educational tool will look like in News Feed.  —  In its latest move to help blunt the flow of misinformation on its platform …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify is considering directly listing its shares on a public exchange in September, instead of a traditional IPO  —  Music-streaming service considers a direct listing, bypassing the typical public-offering script  —  Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end.
Sami Main / Adweek:
Business Insider debuts The Bottom Line, a weekly business news show hosted by CEO Henry Blodget that will stream on Twitter and Facebook  —  Henry Blodget hosts The Bottom Line on Facebook and Twitter  —  Henry Blodget, the global editor in chief and CEO at Business Insider, is making the leap into market-driven business news TV.
Discussion: @adweek and @stevekovach
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed:
Baltnews, a network of Russian-language news sites in the Baltics, is secretly owned by the Kremlin-backed holding that runs RT and Sputnik, investigation finds  —  The investigation, by Latvia's Re:Baltica journalism center, found that via a number of vehicles registered in the Netherlands and Russia …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices  —  Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices - following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon.  The network says its entire library will be supported …
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Strategist, New York magazine's e-commerce brand, has seen affiliate revenue from product sales grow 450% over the past year, but won't say to how much  —  New York magazine has been giving its print subscribers shopping recommendations for five decades.
Discussion: @digiday and Adweek
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
How children's book publishers, which aren't used to weighing issues of partisan division and bias, are navigating the tricky landscape of writing about Trump  —  On Nov. 10, Beth Sutinis sat at her desk in Brooklyn with a big task looming.  As the executive editor for the children's division …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's head of video Fidji Simo says one in five videos shared are Live videos, up 4x in the past year  —  While most people still aren't sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook now says one-fifth of the videos share on its network are now Live videos.
Annie Karni / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh dined with Trump at the WH on March 23; source says Fox's Jeanine Pirro also had dinner at the WH a week before Trump endorsed her show on Twitter  —  President Donald Trump, who often spends weeknights alone cooped up in the White House, has recently wined and dined some of the biggest names in right-wing media.
The Nation:
The Nation launches a confidential tips resource, adopting encrypted tools like WhatsApp, Signal, and PGP for whistleblowers  —  If you see something, say something... more securely.  —  By ,  —  Long a home for adversarial accountability journalism in our 150-plus-years of publication …
Discussion: Talking New Media
 
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