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1:05 PM ET, March 1, 2018

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Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Twitter says it's seeking proposals from experts to assess its “health” and whether it's fostering positive debate or enabling “abuse, spam, and manipulation”  —  Twitter, like other major tech companies, has faced a year of punishing criticism, as it's been roiled by misinformation …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks says she's resigning in coming weeks; sources say she has been considering leaving for several months  —  Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Tow Center's Jonathan Albright on how disinformation spreads across platforms: “the ways we get news ... are literally disintegrating around us”  —  “The kinds of things that I often see could literally be stopped by one person.  I mean: 4chan trending on Google during the Las Vegas shooting?
Dan Primack / Axios:
Spotify files with SEC for $1B direct listing, will use SPOT as stock symbol; reports 71M paid subs, up 46% YoY, $4.09B revenue in 2017, up from $2.95B in 2016  —  Music streaming giant Spotify today filed for a $1 billion IPO.  Axios had previously reported on the company's confidential filing, but the new paperwork is public.
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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:   How Spotify shareholders TPG and Dragoneer used convertible debt notes, which entitled them to more shares if listing was delayed, to force listing by July 2
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
After removing some conspiracy and pro-gun videos and channels, YouTube says it will reinstate videos that were removed in error by moderators  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.  —  The Future  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.
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BBC:
UK culture secretary rejects second stage of Leveson inquiry, says government will not implement rule forcing media to pay legal costs in all libel cases  —  Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said the government will not implement the second stage of the Leveson Inquiry.
Chris Stokel-Walker / Bloomberg:
Study: top 3% of most-viewed YouTube channels receive ~85% of all views, attract 1.4M+ views/month, but could bring only ~$17K/year each in advertising revenue  —  You can have a million views a month and still not be able to make rent  —  Do your children dream of YouTube stardom?
Akhil Arora / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Amazon Music launches in India as a free service for Prime members, available on Android, iOS, and the web  —  Amazon Music has been given a full-scale launch in India, the subscription-based music streaming service that's part of Amazon Prime membership.  You can now access it via music.amazon.in …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
UK's Sky announces deal with Netflix granting access to all of Netflix's content to Sky customers with Sky Q boxes following the example of BT and Virgin Media  —  While Sky continues to wade through multi-billion dollar bids from Fox and Comcast, the UK pay-TV provider has quietly …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook says it found no additional evidence of Russia-linked ads during Brexit campaign in 2016 after launching standalone investigation in January 2018  —  Investigation uncovers no coordinated Russian-linked activity in addition to the 71p of ad spend reported in December
 
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Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Source: Jay Penske sells minority stake of Penske Media Corp to Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund for $200M+, valuing Penske's company around $1B
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of The Disconnect, an online magazine featuring essays, fiction, and poetry that only reveals its content to readers when they disconnect from the web
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Daily Star editor Dawn Neesom has resigned and Daily Express editor Hugh Whittow is expected to resign Thursday following Trinity Mirror takeover
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Vogue and Vice put on hold their collaboration, Project Vs, due to launch today; source says sexual harassment allegations at Vice caused loss of sponsorships
New Media Investment Group:
New Media Investment Group reports Q4 revenue of $394.4M, plans to close $14.25M purchase of Eugene Register-Guard in Q1, and spent $120M on Morris Publishing
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