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9:10 PM ET, March 19, 2019

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook settles with ACLU over allegedly discriminatory ads for employment, housing, and credit, paying ~$5M and making changes to prevent discrimination  —  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has reached a historic settlement with Facebook over advertising practices that allegedly discriminated against minorities.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
David Sirota, hired March 11 by Bernie Sanders, informally advised Sanders for months while attacking opponents on Twitter and in The Guardian through December  —  Shortly before he gave speeches launching his 2020 campaign earlier this month, Bernie Sanders emailed his supporters …
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Instead of focusing only on moderation, the debate around New Zealand massacre should look at how platforms incentivize and provide infrastructure for extremism  —  It's time for a real conversation about the infrastructure and incentives that Big Tech provides far-right extremists.
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Facebook:
Facebook says original Christchurch attack video was viewed <200 times during live broadcast; first user report came in 12 minutes after live broadcast ended
Medium:
Medium is once again seeking writers and editors to launch new publications on its platform, offering temporary contracts which may or may not be renewed  —  We are looking to fund more great editors, writers, and publishers  —  Every day, millions of people read unique, thought-provoking stories on Medium.
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Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Former New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is launching Salty, a publication covering “practical” stories about food, on Medium
Variety:
21st Century Fox and “New” Fox are now standalone entities, with Fox adding four new board members including Chase Carey and former House Speaker Paul Ryan  —  UPDATED: 21st Century Fox said Tuesday it has completed the distribution of shares to birth the Fox Corporation.
The Incline:
Spirited Media has sold Pittsburgh news site The Incline to local news startup Whereby.us, which operates sites in Miami, Seattle, Orlando, and Portland  —  The Incline's getting a signal boost and new partners in journalism.  —  Dear Incline readers,  —  Some personal news: we've got a new owner!
Media Matters for America:
Despite Alex Jones' YouTube ban, an account posting only InfoWars content, called Resistance News, had millions of views, before YouTube took it down today  —  Update (3/19/19): Following the publication of this post, the Resistance News channel was removed from YouTube …
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and some of its users for defamation, alleging Twitter is shadow banning conservatives, seeks $250M+ in damages  —  House Intelligence Committee ranking member and former chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and a number of its users for more than $250 million.
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Some music publishers sue fitness startup Peloton, seeking $150M+ in damages, saying Peloton has used music in workout videos since 2014 without proper licenses  —  Several members of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have collectively filed a lawsuit against fitness startup Peloton today …
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson says the company has cut the number of articles it provides to Apple's news app, as Apple prepares to launch a subscription news service  —  The New York Times has recently cut the number of stories it's giving to Apple Inc.'s news app, the newspaper publisher's chief executive officer …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Telegraph launches a new editorial vertical on women's sports, including a dedicated women's sports channel on its news website and app, with four new staff  —  The Telegraph is starting a new editorial vertical, Telegraph Women's Sport, which will be staffed with a team of four …
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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will support three media literacy programs in the US and Europe that aim to combat fake news and train young people to seek reliable news sources
Simon Owens / The Business of Content:
Q&A with Nancy Gauss, executive director of video at The New York Times, on the newspaper's video strategy, upcoming projects, and more
Rashna Farrukh / ABC:
Young Muslim journalist Rashna Farrukh says she left Sky News Australia after the NZ shooting because the network has slammed minorities and spread paranoia
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
The LA Times currently has 150K digital-only subscribers, up 50% since June 2018, but new owner Patrick Soon-Shiong says it must aim for 5M paying subscribers
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Snap is planning to launch another slate of original shows which will appear in the app's Discover section
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ProPublica:
Cook County Juvenile Court judge bars ProPublica Illinois from publishing info that could identify families in a child welfare case the site is investigating
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to debut interactive series “You vs. Wild”, in which viewers will choose the story of survival expert Bear Grylls' expeditions around the world, Apr. 10
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
New White House policy states reporters must spend 50% of their time at the White House, which few currently do, to qualify for a “hard” press pass
Joan Donovan / The Atlantic:
News coverage of terror attacks coupled with social media helps amplify extremists' ideas, and this weakness is being actively exploited
CNN:
The State Dept. press corps was barred from a Pompeo briefing, and the department won't release a list of attendees but said it was for “faith-based media only”