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8:15 AM ET, March 6, 2018

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Reddit on Russian propaganda: hundreds of accounts removed, few Russian ads were seen and are now disallowed, @TEN_GOP tweets amplified by “thousands” on Reddit  —  Reddit didn't find any Russian ads about the 2016 election, but there was plenty of non-ad content being shared.
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Google is selling US restaurant review guide Zagat, which it bought for $151M in 2011, to restaurant review company The Infatuation for an undisclosed sum  —  When Google agreed to buy Zagat for $151 million nearly seven years ago, the technology giant intended to bring the restaurant review empire into the digital age.
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A look at the attempted revival of Rolling Stone under Jay Penske; sources say he approached Ryan Lizza about a job at the publication, after talks with staff  —  Jay Penske, the scion of an auto-racing empire, has a legitimate shot to turn the baby-boomer culture bible around—if he can make it safe for millennials.
Discussion: Politico
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
In a letter to AG Sessions, members of Congress ask Trump administration to require Qatar-based Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent under US law  —  A group of U.S. lawmakers is prodding the Trump administration to require the Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera to register as foreign agents under U.S. law.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Profile of Phillip Picardi, chief content officer of Teen Vogue since January, who has launched a digital LGBT community platform for Condé Nast, called Them  —  Is Phillip Picardi, a former intern who now heads up Teen Vogue, the future of Condé Nast?  Anna Wintour seems to think so.
Discussion: Fashionista
Peter Kafka / Recode:
ESPN names Jimmy Pitaro as new president of ESPN and co-chair of Disney Media Networks; he's currently head of Disney consumer products and interactive  —  He's the man many people thought Bob Iger would pick to run the sports giant.  —  Disney is poised to make an internal hire to run ESPN …
Alex Nichols / The Outline:
A look at the tweets of those making money from private accounts with Premo: John Schindler appears to earn $17K/month and Eric Garland $3K/month  —  I know, because I read them.  —  Facebook and Twitter have both pledged never to charge users a monthly fee for their basic services …
Yahoo! Finance:
Indonesia blocks Tumblr for ignoring order to remove pornographic content, says 360 accounts contained porn, will make it accessible when Tumblr complies  —  Indonesia has blocked online blogging service Tumblr over pornographic content, the government said Tuesday, in Jakarta's latest crackdown on obscenity.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook hires Matthew Henick, who was leading BuzzFeed's push into TV and films, to oversee global video content strategy and planning  —  Henick will oversee global video content strategy and planning as the social network looks to build out its video business.
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Kickstarter, Foursquare, Etsy, Shutterstock, Expa, and Automattic sue FCC over net neutrality rule changes, following other actions from the tech industry  —  The internet isn't letting net neutrality disappear without a fight.  —  Several big tech companies, including Etsy, Expa …
 
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Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
A “Spotify for News” won't work for the same reasons Spotify itself is struggling: competition from the “big four” in tech, which will ramp up over time
Discussion: Forbes and One Man & His Blog
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times promotes Deputy Culture Editor Patrick Healy to role of politics editor
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Early estimates from Nielsen suggest ratings for Sunday's 90th Academy Awards dropped significantly since last year's show
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Joey Rhyu / Facebook Media:
Facebook has been testing a breaking news label for articles, is expanding that beta to 50 more publishers in Latin America, North America, Europe, Australia
Mars Woo / DealStreetAsia:
Bilibili, China's biggest video streaming platform for anime, is planning an IPO in the US and hopes to raise $400M
Discussion: Variety
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The world - and Hollywood - has changed since last year's Oscars, thanks to courageous reporting by the press on men like Harvey Weinstein