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10:55 AM ET, March 14, 2018

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Michael Del Moro / ABC News:
Parents of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer killed in 2016, have sued Fox News, Malia Zimmerman, and Ed Butowsky over retracted story connecting Rich to a conspiracy  —  The family of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, who was killed in 2016, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says YouTube will add Wikipedia information to videos about popular conspiracy theories within weeks to provide alternate viewpoints  —  Pushing back on crazy theories  —  YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories …
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Facebook bans the far-right anti-Islamic group Britain First and removes the pages of the group and its leaders for repeatedly violating its community standards  —  Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders.  —  The social media company …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: Elon Musk is backing comedy project from former Onion editors Cole Bolton and Ben Berkley, who've hired three writers and an editor away from The Onion  —  Early in February, the satirical news publication The Onion published a story about Elon Musk, titled, “Elon Musk Offering $1.2 Billion …
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising, including ICOs, wallets, and trading advice across all of its ad platforms, starting June 2018  —  - The company will no longer allow ads about cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), wallets, and trading advice across any of its ad platforms.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google removed 3.2B “bad ads” in 2017, up from 1.7B in 2016, and blocked 320K publishers, 90K sites, and 700K mobile apps for content policy violations  —  As the world's largest search engine and a digital advertising behemoth, Google has a lot to answer for when it comes …
Heather Havrilesky / The Cut:
Q&A with Daniel Mallory Ortberg, co-founder of The Toast and beloved internet writer, on coming out as trans  —  Like early David Bowie or late Barbra Streisand, Daniel Mallory Ortberg is a multi-faceted, spinning-top type of genius — flexible, lightning-quick, complicated, unfathomable.
Discussion: Vox
Tom Teodorczuk / MarketWatch:
Source: Netflix is planning a weekly current affairs TV show to rival CBS' “60 Minutes” and ABC's “20/20”  —  Lord [Andrew] Adonis, a former U.K. cabinet minister and academic, is one of the most vociferous, high-profile opponents of Brexit.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: subscribers to newspapers will find articles from those outlets appearing higher in Google search results; Google to share more details on March 20  —  Tech giant said to begin sharing data on potential customers  —  Publishers have pushed for new tools to find readers who pay
Discussion: Engadget and 9to5Google
Austin Powell / The Daily Dot:
The rising value of Spotify playlists by prominent users has spurred pay-for-play schemes despite Spotify updating its ToS explicitly prohibiting the practice  —  Tommie King could be the next rapper to breakout from Atlanta.  He's well-connected, has obvious swagger, and he's been quietly building …
Discussion: Fortune and BGR
Stuart Winchester / Viacom:
From 10am Wednesday, all Viacom networks and platforms will suspend scheduled programming for 17 minutes to coincide with the National School Walkout  —  In the weeks since a gunman claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, courageous young people …
 
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models
Discussion: Financial Times and EU Press Room
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Jon Miller and TPG acquired majority control of Fandom last month at a valuation, sources say, of $200M
Discussion: @rafat
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Some cable networks have again aired a live Trump campaign rally filled with insults and falsehoods, and it's still wrong
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Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Networks Chief Executive Nancy Dubuc becomes CEO of VICE, while co-founder Shane Smith moves to executive chairman role
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Brennan Gilmore, who filmed terror incident at Charlottesville, has sued Infowars, Alex Jones, Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, and others for defamation