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3:45 PM ET, March 23, 2018

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can't take such risk  —  Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.
Sky News:
UK's High Court has granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's office  —  The High Court has granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London office.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Four lawsuits against Facebook by its users and shareholders have been filed in federal courts so far after Cambridge Analytica revelations  —  The lawsuits are piling up against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse and political ad targeting scandal.
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
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Tumblr confirms 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency and has begun emailing users who interacted with them; accounts were ID'd and deleted last fall  —  Tumblr has confirmed that Kremlin trolls were active on its platform during the 2016 US presidential elections.
The Guardian:
Student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas will guest edit the Guardian US for 48 hours starting today and oversee coverage of March for Our Lives  —  Guardian US has invited student journalists from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead to direct our coverage of March for Our Lives …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
John Bolton is the third TV commentator in eight days hired by the White House, continuing a trend of placing TV faces in positions of consequence  —  Less than an hour after President Trump named John R. Bolton as his new national security adviser on Thursday, Mr. Bolton made an appearance …
Discussion: @mccormackjohn, CNNMoney, CNN and Mediaite
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Medium is rewarding select authors with $100 cash bonuses for high-quality posts in important topic areas, chosen by its editors  —  A year ago, publishing platform Medium debuted a new business model where readers could pay a monthly fee to access exclusive, curated content …
Discussion: @hunterwalk, @blam and @hunterwalk
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS News and BBC News intend to open a joint news bureau in Johannesburg, another development in the newsgathering partnership struck in July 2017  —  CBS News and BBC News intend to open a joint news bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the more significant developments …
Discussion: TVNewser
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts, according to Spotify's IPO filing
Discussion: 9to5Mac and Reuters
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ABC News will launch “Start Here”, a daily 20-minute podcast hosted by Brad Mielke on March 28; it will feature 4-6 stories and on-location reporting
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
New York Times:
Turkey's Dogan Media, the owner of Hurriyet, CNN Turk, and other outlets, has been sold to a pro-government company, likely further limiting media independence
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
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
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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”
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