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2:50 PM ET, March 20, 2018

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook planned a staff meeting Tuesday, led by deputy general counsel Paul Grewal, to let employees ask questions about Cambridge Analytica  —  It's set for Tuesday morning  —  Facebook has scheduled an open meeting to all employees Tuesday to let them ask questions about the unfolding …
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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 …
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
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
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
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google says it will spend $300M over the next three years to support journalism and fight disinformation through the newly announced Google News Initiative  —  ‘We need to do more’  —  Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism …
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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.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sues National Enquirer owner, seeking to be released from a 2016 contract requiring silence about alleged affair with Trump  —  A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald J. Trump sued on Tuesday to be released from a 2016 legal agreement requiring …
Discussion: The Wrap and thecut
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Manhattan judge rules Trump's role as commander in chief does not grant him immunity from defamation suit filed by ex-Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos  —  President Trump must face a defamation suit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos after a Manhattan Supreme Court judge denied …
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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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Three women suing Bill O'Reilly for defamation ask judge to allow their settlement agreements with the former Fox News star to be entered into the public record
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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Fortune:
Two women accuse ex-Tronc chairman Michael Ferro of inappropriate advances after promises of further investment, connections, a partnership, and possible job
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts