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8:05 AM ET, March 8, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: local TV anchors at Sinclair stations are concerned about mandatory on-air corporate promos that claim national media outlets publish fake news  —  “This is so manipulative.”  —  That's an anchor at a local TV station owned by Sinclair, describing the company's latest mandate …
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Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek Media Group says it fired two engineers connected with code that inflated ad metrics, says it removed code; some ad tech firms cut ties with company  —  Newsweek's international sites ran code that allegedly generated invalid traffic; Newsweek Media Group says it has removed the code, fired two employees linked to issues
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Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap plans layoffs to its engineering department, the largest layoffs to date; source says about 100 people, less than 10% of the unit, are affected  —  Snap Inc. is preparing its largest round of layoffs to date, Cheddar has learned.  —  The Snapchat-maker plans to announce …
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
NYT editor using “Millennials to Snake People” Chrome extension swapped “Great Recession” for “Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks” in post, had to write correction  —  Text-altering browser extensions are all fun and games until you forget to turn them off in the most awkward situations possible.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In an interview, Peter Thiel says he is pursuing Gawker through the courts because Terry Bollea is owed money and does not plan to destroy site's archives  —  Peter Thiel is Silicon Valley's homegrown Cassandra.  He warned for years that the big tech companies were arrogant and clueless and less good for mankind than they believed.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge:
Profile of Know Your Meme, a website and video series that has been documenting viral online content and internet meme culture for over ten years  —  After 10 years of documenting memes, nobody has seen this much shit  —  Photography by Amelia Holowaty Krales; Illustrations by Garret Beard
Armin Rosen / Fast Company:
Activists documenting Syrian war say YouTube takedowns and restorations of videos in 2017 left 200K+ videos offline with deletions now continuing at slower pace  —  Thousands of videos, some of which offer crucial evidence of war crimes, have been deleted via the platform's algorithms.
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube is rolling out YouTube Studio for all creators, adding a dashboard and new metrics, including impressions when a viewer sees a video thumbnail
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify has chosen Citadel Securities to handle its direct listing on NYSE and be its market maker
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Dan Seiffert / Boston Business Journal:
The Boston Globe is increasing the price of its print subscription by up to 80%, meaning daily delivery will cost some customers $1,347 a year