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6:35 PM ET, March 22, 2018

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CNN:
Highlights from CNN's interview of Mark Zuckerberg: “I'm really sorry that this has happened” and that he is “happy to” testify before Congress  —  Mark Zuckerberg is responding to the fallout following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.
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Kara Swisher / Recode:
In interview, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform, the fixes will not be easy and will cost “many millions of dollars”  —  In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.
Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica breached Facebook's trust, which caused Facebook to break users' trust, and vows to prevent it from happening again  —  I want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation — including the steps we've already taken and our next steps to address this important issue.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown says it was “not probably our wisest move” to threaten to sue The Guardian over Cambridge Analytica stories  —  Facebook was blindsided by the user-data scandal that has grabbed the headlines in the past week …
Facebook:
Facebook to audit apps with extended data access in 2014 and earlier, ban developers refusing audit, inform users of misuse, revoke permissions for unused apps
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Zuckerberg and other execs are in denial about Facebook: it's not a force for good, having helped destroy industries and break societies and should be shuttered
Lara O'Reilly / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google wants publishers that use its ad tech to get users' consent on its behalf to comply with EU's General Data Protection Regulation  —  Tech company also is offering a tool to serve nonpersonalized ads to users who opt out of ad targeting  —  Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL -3.73% Google …
Discussion: @brettglass, @ashk4n and @jason_kint
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Producer and comedian Byron Allen's entertainment studio to acquire Weather Channel from Comcast, Blackstone, and Bain; source says deal valued around $300M  —  Comedian and producer Byron Allen acquired the Weather Channel TV network as he looks to expand his film and TV production company into a major media business.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CNN's Jeff Zucker calls Fox News a “pure propaganda machine” with unquestioning coverage of the Trump administration: “Tass has nothing on them”  —  CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn't mince words Thursday in sizing up the state of Fox News, calling the rival all-news cabler …
Bloomberg:
Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected  —  Google's new policy prohibits promotion of guns, bump stocks  —  At least one video gun blogger ditched YouTube for PornHub
Jordan Cohen / The New York Times Company:
Caity Weaver is leaving GQ to join New York Times' Styles desk and be a writer-at-large for the magazine  —  Caity Weaver, a stylish and frequently hilarious writer at GQ, will join the Styles desk.  She will also be a writer-at-large for the magazine.  Read more in this note from Choire Sicha, Jake Silverstein and Carolyn Ryan:
Discussion: @taffyakner and @caityweaver
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Atlantic launches a family vertical, the first to have a Facebook group and newsletter, with coverage across its site, magazine, podcasts, videos, events  —  The Atlantic has launched a new family section, to which it's taking an expansive, multiplatform approach, reflecting the publisher's focus …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
RIAA report: US retail revenue for music rose 17% in 2017 to $8.7B, with streaming accounting for two thirds of the revenue; paid subscriptions rose 63% to $4B+  —  Domestic retail revenue jumped 17% in 2017 to $8.7 billion, according to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America
 
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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
New York Media, publisher of New York magazine, has acquired Splitsider from The Awl Network and will fold it into Vulture to boost Vulture's comedy coverage
Firat Kozok / Bloomberg:
Turkey passes a law requiring video streaming companies and pay-TV services to apply for a license from radio and TV watchdog RTUK; stance on YouTube unclear
Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
Facebook's disclosures on Seattle's 2017 municipal elections show how former city attorney candidate used misleading ads to target certain neighborhoods
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Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Senate votes 97-2 to advance the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, which was initially opposed by tech giants; Trump will now likely sign it into law
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