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1:50 PM ET, April 5, 2018


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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cambridge Analytica denies Facebook's claim that it accessed data on 87M Facebook users, claims it “licensed data for no more than 30M people”  —  Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users.
Eleanor Dickinson / Mumbrella Asia:
Facebook statistics show data from 3.6M+ users in Asia, ~1M in UK, and 700K+ in Mexico may be among the 87M who had information analyzed by Cambridge Analytica  —  Facebook has this morning revealed that more than 3.6 million users its service in Asia may have had their information improperly shared …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg refutes earlier reports, says Facebook will make GDPR controls available globally, notes different markets, laws may require different formats  —  Mark Zuckerberg refuted a Reuters story yesterday that said Facebook would not bring Europe's General Data Protection Regulation privacy safeguards around the world.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sinclair CEO David Smith defends his company's “must-run” segments on media bias, likens them to the late-night shows other networks air on local affiliates  —  David D. Smith, the chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, says the media is getting his company all wrong.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
A Sinclair TV producer at KHGI in Nebraska, Justin Simmons, resigned March 26 in protest of what he calls the company's “obvious bias”  —  Ex-Sinclair news director: We had must-run pieces  —  A morning TV producer at a Sinclair-owned station in Nebraska has resigned in protest …
Jason Cherkis / HuffPost:
Q&A with Rob Byers, the laid-off son of a coal miner who worked at WVA newspapers for over 26 years, on covering coal and politicians, and uncertainty in media  —  And Rob Byers is out of a job.  —  Two days after graduating from West Virginia University in 1991, Rob Byers joined …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it suspended 274K accounts for promoting terrorism in last six months of 2017, bringing total to 1.2M since August 2015  —  It suspended more than 274,000 accounts just in the last six months of 2017.  —  Twitter suspended more than 1.2 million accounts that were promoting terrorism …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MoviePass parent company acquires Moviefone from Oath for $15M; Oath will continue selling Moviefone's digital ad inventory  —  MoviePass is saying “Hello — and welcome to Moviefone!"  —  Helios and Matheson Analytics, the majority owner of MoviePass, announced the acquisition of Moviefone from Verizon's Oath subsidiary.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBCU debuts CFlight metric, which adds up exposure via broadcast, cable, and streaming and counts completed views of commercials, as audience metrics multiply  —  - Jason Chaffetz, Katie Pavlich, Brian Kilmeade and Pete Hegseth to Sub for Laura Ingraham on Fox News
Mike Ananny / Columbia Journalism Review:
Report on Facebook's fact-checking partnerships examines the struggles of tech companies teaming up with news orgs, details distrust and lack of transparency  —  Facebook and five US news and fact-checking organizations—ABC News, the Associated Press,, PolitiFact, and Snopes …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Renée Kaplan, FT head of audience engagement, on appealing to more female subscribers via a newsletter, encouraging potential op-eds, and more  —  Only 20 percent of the FT's subscribers were women.  Renée Kaplan, the paper's head of audience engagement, is doing a lot of things to change that.
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