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12:15 PM ET, April 10, 2018

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Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Sinclair commentator Jamie Allman resigns following advertising boycott sparked by his sexually violent tweet directed at Parkland survivor David Hogg  —  A conservative commentator at a Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television station in St. Louis has resigned after a statement he made threatening …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
Investigation: owner of Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page, now suspended, appears to be based in Australia and may have taken some of ~$100K donations  —  For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties …
Associated Press:
Chinese government orders removal of four popular news apps, including Jinri Toutiao with 120M DAUs, for a period ranging from three days to three weeks  —  Four popular Chinese news apps have been temporarily removed from the Android store in China following an order from regulators …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
High-profile accounts and popular music videos on YouTube were hacked and defaced, and the most-viewed video of all time, “Despacito”, disappeared briefly  —  Lots of popular music videos have been defaced  —  YouTube appears to have fallen victim to hackers today …
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Sinclair CEO David Smith says he told Trump “we are here to deliver your message” during campaign but that he made a similar offer to the Clinton camp  —  The rightwing broadcaster met Trump at the White House to pitch a potentially lucrative new product to officials
Discussion: The Wrap and CNNMoney
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Gizmodo CEO Raju Narisetti out as parent company Univision becomes more involved and considers cuts  —  Gizmodo Media Group's top executive is exiting the company—a sign that parent Univision plans to get more directly involved with its flagship digital media property as it weighs deep cuts.
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
Vietnamese human rights groups, independent journalists question if Facebook is helping suppress dissent by removing content flagged by state-sponsored trolls  —  The open letter from human rights activists and independent media groups in Vietnam criticizing Mark Zuckerberg comes ahead …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Twenty child advocacy and privacy groups ask FTC to investigate whether YouTube violates COPPA, a federal law designed to protect kids' online privacy  —  Consumer and privacy groups say the Google-owned video site is violating online child privacy laws.  —  YouTube is in hot water again …
Newsmax:
Newsmax Media Inc. names former Fox News Executive VP of News Michael Clemente CEO for Newsmax Broadcasting, which airs the Newsmax TV channel  —  Newsmax Media Inc., has named television executive Michael Clemente as its Chief Executive Officer for its subsidiary Newsmax Broadcasting, which airs the Newsmax TV channel.
Pew Research Center:
Pew: the 500 most-active suspected bot Twitter accounts are responsible for 22% of links from prominent news and media sites that are shared on Twitter  —  An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts - not human beings
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John Byrne / Alternet:
Owners of Raw Story acquire AlterNet for an undisclosed amount
Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press:
Unsealed indictment in Backpage.com case alleges site helped customers edit ads to stay within legal limits
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
In its annual report on the health of the film business, MPAA finally includes home entertainment spending, which rose 11% YoY to $47.8B thanks to streaming
Discussion: The Guardian
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