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8:45 PM ET, April 7, 2018

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Al Jazeera English:
Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja dies after being shot by Israeli forces while wearing a jacket marked “PRESS”  —  Yaser Murtaja was shot in the stomach during Friday's mass protests, bringing death toll to 31 since March 30.  —  A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during …
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.
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.
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Federal government seizes classified advertising site Backpage.com and related domains, Arizona home of founder Micheal Lacey raided  —  Backpage.com, the popular classified ads website, went offline Friday after being seized and disabled by the federal government.
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Laura Lollman / KASW-TV:
Seven people indicted in Arizona on 93 counts related to Backpage.com; charges include money laundering and running a website to facilitate prostitution
Cary O'Reilly / Bloomberg Law:
Department of Homeland Security to compile database of journalists, bloggers, and influencers in an effort to track 290K global news sources in 100 languages  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile …
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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
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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.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: YouTube releasing new version of YouTube Kids within coming weeks with option to turn off algorithmic video suggestions and only show curated channels  —  YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos …
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 …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
A look at Projeto Lupe!, a fact-checking Messenger bot for Brazil's upcoming election funded by ~$75K from Facebook and inspired by Le Monde's Les Decodeurs  —  Editor's note: This story has been updated with Facebook's latest monthly user numbers for Brazil.
Valeriya Safronova / New York Times:
How Conde Nast's brands are pivoting to video, experimenting with different formats, moving away from Facebook to YouTube, and creating content for clients  —  It took three men two hours to shoot a 63-second overhead instructional video of Laura Rege, a recipe developer …
Elaine Diaz / Global Investigative Journalism Network:
An overview of 14 independent news sites in Cuba covering underreported issues and winning international awards despite lack of legal recognition by the state  —  Between 2001 and 2017, 14 media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already making an impact on and off the island.
 
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