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1:15 PM ET, March 20, 2018

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is holding a meeting at 10am PT on Tuesday to allow employees to ask questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  It's set for Tuesday morning  —  Facebook has scheduled an open meeting to all employees Tuesday to let them ask questions about the unfolding Cambridge Analytica …
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New York Times:
Sources: Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to leave amid disagreements with top execs over disinformation, will stay until August; his team is down from 120 to 3 people  —  As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat …
Bloomberg:
Source: US FTC is investigating Facebook's use of personal data and whether it violated policies by letting Cambridge Analytica receive some user information  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing Facebook over whether it violated terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data …
Channel 4 News:
Cambridge Analytica execs filmed boasting of entrapping politicians with sex and bribes, explaining how to spread info online without it looking like propaganda  —  Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica - the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump's presidential victory …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee to testify regarding Cambridge Analytica scandal
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
The Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy, releases victims from NDAs, positions private equity firm Lantern Asset Management as stalking horse bidder  —  Lantern Asset Management will be the bidder for assets after coming to a purchase agreement.  —  The Weinstein Co. is now seeking the protection of bankruptcy court.
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Jim Albrecht / The Keyword:
Google debuts Subscribe with Google, which lets users buy subscriptions to news sites using Google Accounts and access them from apps, sites, and search results  —  If you've ever subscribed to a news site, you know that it can sometimes be an onerous task.  This isn't the publisher's fault, it's just the way websites work.
Fortune:
Two women accuse ex-Tronc chairman Michael Ferro of inappropriate advances after promises of further investment, connections, a partnership, and possible job  —  Kathryn Minshew finally felt like a weight had lifted.  It was September of 2013, and after months of back-and-forth, Michael Ferro …
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Video of speech by alt-right leader Richard Spencer, posted by The Atlantic, was removed from search results by YouTube which said it was borderline hate speech  —  Less than two weeks after the 2016 election, a prominent alt-right leader addressed more than 200 people gathered …
Discussion: The Guardian
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Roku says The Roku Channel, its free, ad-supported VOD offering, is set to debut this summer on select Samsung smart TVs  —  Roku has announced that its ad-supported movie and TV channel will soon be available on third-party smart TVs in the U.S.  —  The Los Gatos-based company …
 
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Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Chinese video streaming services iQiyi and Bilibili set US IPO terms: iQiyi to raise up to $2.4B at $17-$19/share, Bilibili up to $525M at $10.50-$12.50/share
Discussion: The Drum
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
60 Minutes' Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman interview ignored humanitarian crisis; questions should have focused on Yemen, death penalties, Iran, more
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Distracted by Trump scandals, American media pays less attention to expansion of drones and airstrikes, while the Pentagon makes less info public
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