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6:05 PM ET, May 10, 2018

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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Medium abruptly ends feature that let publishers use the platform to collect revenue from their own subscriptions, affecting 21 publishers  —  “Could we have a better metaphor for the way Silicon Valley considers local journalism?" fumed the owner of one of these remaining publications.
Bloomberg:
House Democrats release 3,519 Facebook ads from Russia-linked accounts, spanning 2015 to 2017, showing a coordinated campaign to sow distrust in US politics  —  - House Intelligence Committee Democrats publish 3,519 ads  — Posts targeted specific groups to inflame civil discord
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify announces a hateful content and conduct policy to distance itself from controversial artists and introduces AudioWatch tool to scan its back catalog  —  Spotify has announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy as it looks to distance itself from controversial music artists …
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Dan Rys / Billboard:
Spotify removes R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion from the service's playlists, including-algorithmically generated ones, as part of new “hateful conduct” policy  —  YOUTUBE  —  Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
IAB report: online advertising exceeded total spent on broadcast and cable TV in 2017, reaching $88B, a 21% increase from 2016; mobile rose 36% YoY to $49.9B  —  Online advertising reached $88 billion last year, a 21 percent increase from 2016 and a new high, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report.
Discussion: MediaPost, Ad Age, Adweek, IAB and AdExchanger
Greg Sandoval / Business Insider:
Cisco says it's pulling all its ads from YouTube, after a report last month showing hundreds of orgs' ads next to videos about racist or inappropriate topics  —  Cisco is dissatisfied with YouTube's attempts to purge unsavory clips from the video-sharing site and has “pulled all online advertising …
Discussion: Cisco Blog
Brianne O'Brien / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed to launch a new Saturday podcast, The News, where BuzzFeed staffers add context to news  —  Don't get lost in the chaos.  Join BuzzFeed News reporters and editors every Saturday for news that's smart, not stuffy.  —  We get it.  —  With the news alerts constantly blowing up our phones …
Discussion: @janelytv
Simon Dumenco / Ad Age:
The Onion's Clickhole launches Resistancehole to parody the Trump “resistance” the same way Patriothole, started last year, parodies the conservative right  —  Do you oppose President Trump?  And do you have a sense of humor about your opposition?  (Or do you not have a sense of humor about it but don't realize it?)
Discussion: ResistanceHole and @jenniferm_q
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook Watch is proposing annual budgets from $5M to $10M for daily news programming and $1M to $2M for weekly shows, based on per-episode costs  —  As Facebook looks to recruit news publishers for daily and weekly shows for Facebook Watch, the company is proposing a wide range …
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable:
The rate of decline in pay TV subscriptions slowed in Q1, analyst Craig Moffett says, with cable operators losing 323K subscriptions and satellite losing 418K  —  ‘Conversion rate’ from traditional pay TV to OTT TV a particularly good trend for major programmers, analyst says
Discussion: MediaPost and FierceCable
New York Times:
Broadway's version of To Kill a Mockingbird is back on after two lawsuits over the Aaron Sorkin adaptation were settled Thursday  —  Atticus Finch is coming to Broadway.  —  A blistering pair of federal lawsuits over a $7 million stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” were settled on Thursday …
 
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A look at Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee, its own internal “Supreme Court” with 15 jurists, which adjudicates the most serious disputes arising on the site
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Matt Labunka / Facebook:
Facebook Live will now let publishers crosspost live video across pages, use persistent stream keys for easier setup, says live rewind is coming soon
Discussion: Tubefilter
CNNMoney:
Democratic lawmakers press AT&T for details about payments to Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, in light of Time Warner merger and net neutrality repeal
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Internal emails show that executives at conservative Salem Media Group pressured radio hosts to be more pro-Trump amid 2016's election