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10:30 AM ET, March 20, 2018

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
Facebook:
Facebook-hired forensic auditors were asked to leave Cambridge Analytica's office by UK ICO, which is pursuing a warrant to conduct its own investigation  —  We have hired a digital forensics firm, Stroz Friedberg, to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica.
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  —  - U.K. members of parliament called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday to give evidence related to the company's links to political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica.
Slate:
Major tech platforms like Facebook become vulnerable to unethical practices by third parties because they do not proactively support ethical research
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.
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
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Cheddar raises $22M Series D and is now valued at $160M, plans to expand to UK and build a second news network as it abandons its paid subscription model  —  The company is planning to expand to the U.K.; launch second network  —  Cheddar, the financial news streaming service aimed at millennials …
Maria LaMagna / MarketWatch:
J-school applications rise: Columbia Graduate School saw 10% increase for 2017-2018, Annenberg up 19% from 3-4 years ago, Medill up 24% for 2018-2019 year  —  Zoe Ginsberg, an 18-year-old freshman journalism major at USC's Annenberg School, said she and her classmates have many discussions …
Discussion: Splinter and @westwingreport
Amanda Palleschi / Columbia Journalism Review:
NY Magazine's women's site The Cut has 8M monthly unique visitors, up 40% from 2016, and drives the conversation with a focus on style, self, culture, and power  —  ON A WEEKEND EVENING IN JANUARY, a relatively obscure women's website called Babe.net published a story that elicited a media frenzy.
 
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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
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The UK's Daily Telegraph opens bureau in Silicon Valley with a team of five and plans to have nine journalists based in London covering technology
Discussion: Telegraph and Digiday
Nicola Slawson / The Guardian:
Tennis champion Martina Navratilova says the BBC paid her just £15K for Wimbledon commentator role but paid fellow pundit John McEnroe £150K - £200K