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7:25 PM ET, April 6, 2018

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Facebook:
Facebook will only allow authorized advertisers to post ads on widely discussed issues like political topics, will require verification of admins of large Pages  —  We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Myanmar civil society groups say Zuckerberg mischaracterized efficacy of Facebook systems to detect hate speech on Messenger in their country in Vox interview  —  SHANGHAI — Civil society groups in Myanmar on Thursday criticized Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg …
Laura Lollman / KASW-TV:
FBI confirms it has raided the Sedona, AZ home of Backpage.com founder Michael Lacey in child sex trafficking investigation  —  SEDONA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -  —  The FBI confirmed Friday that agents raided the Sedona home of Michael Lacey, the founder of Backpage.com.  The website has been seized and shut down.
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Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Classified ads site Backpage, known for personal adult ads, had its domains seized by the federal government  —  The classified ads site displays a message “backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized.”  —  Backpage.com, the popular classified ads website, appeared to be offline Friday …
Politico:
President Trump does not plan to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner; Press Secretary Sanders will represent the administration  —  President Donald Trump will not participate in this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders …
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UMD Right Now:   University of Maryland, White House Correspondents' Association, and Newseum partner to create a searchable digital archive of presidential pool reports
Jonathan Beaton / HuffPost:
Ex-Sinclair reporter says he quit after being ordered to ask politically biased questions; Sinclair is suing him for $5,700 for leaving before contract expired  —  I quit my job at a television station owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, and I am fighting the company in court for trying to claw back $5,700.
Discussion: Fast Company
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David Zurawik / Baltimore Sun:
Anti-Sinclair ad featuring Deadspin video montage scheduled to run 175 times on four Sinclair stations over the next week, beginning Friday
Discussion: HuffPost and Mediaite
The Denver Post Editorial Board / Denver Post:
The Denver Post blasts owner Alden Global Capital for newsroom cuts as Digital First Media papers report solid profits, asks Alden to rethink business strategy  —  The photo on the left shows 142 members of The Denver Post's newsroom staff in the newspaper's lobby as it existed on May 15, 2013.
Susan Benesch:
Twitter partners with academic researchers to test whether showing users the Twitter rules will improve online behavior and reduce abuse  —  With multiple methods, online abuse can be greatly diminished—if we also discover which methods actually work in which situations.
Reuters:
Sources: Netflix is attempting to acquire Regency Outdoor Advertising, a billboard company, for $300M as it increases spending on marketing to $2B this year  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is attempting its largest acquisition, offering more than $300 million to acquire a company …
NPPA:
Sinclair rescinds promised $25K donation to the NPPA after it issued a critical statement about Sinclair's comments and coordinated messaging about the media  —  ATHENS, GA - Yesterday, NPPA made a statement regarding recent comments and coordinated messaging about the media made by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: Meredith bankers are hoping for $100M each for Time, Fortune, and Money, and $150M+ for SI; Jay Penske, with recent Saudi funding, is looking at titles  —  Bankers who are helping to sell the four former Time Inc. magazines that are now being divested by new owner Meredith …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
 
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Anders Hofseth / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Emily Bell on the lack of viable ad-supported models for journalism, commercial media, and the importance of public service media
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: YouTube TV is testing up to six new channels from digital publishers like Cheddar, Tastemade, and The Young Turks Network
Discussion: Tubefilter
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Mack DeGeurin / Motherboard:
Knowhere, a startup using neural natural language processing to rewrite trending news stories with an aim of impartiality, launches with $1.8M in VC funding
Discussion: FinSMEs
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN brought in $19.9M, Fox News $16.2M, and MSNBC $8.1M in ad spending in the first quarter; many of the same brands advertised across all cable channels
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week, HuffPost and Newser
Patrick Redford / The Concourse:
The new owners of LA Weekly, Semanal Media, have launched a campaign to push back against an ongoing boycott, saying the weekly is being bullied and harassed