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5:55 PM ET, April 2, 2019

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube execs ignored internal warnings, concerns about the spread of toxic videos, and proposals to change recommendations, in favor of engagement  —  A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube.  Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online …
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
The DOJ has warned the group behind the Oscars that potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streamers could raise antitrust issues  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its proposed rule changes limiting …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott says 85% of viewers who sign up to a one-week free trial of Fox Nation end up subscribing to the streaming service  —  People who peek into Fox Nation end up wanting to move there.  —  Fox News' top executive says 85% of people who take a one-week free trial …
Discussion: TVNewser and @alexweprin
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Interview with Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on the network's new streaming service, controversies with hosts including Tucker Carlson, and more  —  Suzanne Scott sits atop the most watched operation in cable news, and easily the most controversial.  She has managed to keep out of the spotlight during …
Discussion: Mediaite
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook says it removed over 800 Indian and Pakistani Pages, accounts, and Groups for spreading misinformation and propaganda, ahead of India's election  —  NEW DELHI — Facebook and Instagram removed more than 800 political pages, accounts, and groups in India and Pakistan for spreading misinformation …
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources: more than 200,000 people subscribed to Apple News+ in its first 48 hours, more than Texture had at its peak  —  Executives have been burned by their previous dealings with big tech companies.  But Apple's promise of a billion devices worldwide was too good to pass up.  Even for Rupert Murdoch.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Janine Gibson, who left her role as editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News UK in January, has joined the Financial Times as special projects editor  —  Janine Gibson, who left her role as Buzzfeed UK editor-in-chief in January, has been appointed as an assistant editor at the Financial Times.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times says it has reached 1M paying readers, with digital subscriptions accounting for 75%+ of its circulation
Tom Feran / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland daily paper The Plain Dealer has laid off 14 unionized newsroom staff, mostly reporters, as part of its December announcement to cut 29 jobs  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Plain Dealer on Monday laid off 14 newsroom employees as part of a staff reduction first announced in December.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Skift, which covers the business of travel, promotes veteran business journalist Tom Lowry to editor-in-chief  —  Longtime business journalist Tom Lowry has been promoted to editor in chief of Skift, a website focused on the business of travel, restaurants and wellness.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
WhatsApp debuts a fact-checking tip line in India to combat fake news, will work with startup Proto to help review text, photos, links, and video sent by users  —  WhatsApp has launched its next weapon in the fight against misinformation on its platform in India: a tip line to which you can send forwards …
Hollywood Reporter:
SEC filing: AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron's pay rose to $9.5M in 2018, up from $7.4M in 2017  —  Aron made $7.4 million in 2017 after completing a series of acquisitions at the mega-movie chain.  —  AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron received compensation of $9.5 million in 2018 …
Lee C. Bollinger / Washington Post:
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, says the US could initiate a federal investigation and prosecution over Jamal Khashoggi's murder  —  Lee C. Bollinger is the 19th president of Columbia University and the Seth Low professor of the University.  He is the co-author, with Geoffrey R. Stone, of “The Free Speech Century.”
 
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Joe Otterson / Variety:
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the TV rights to journalist Susan Orlean's non-fiction bestseller “The Library Book”
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Bianna Golodryga, who joined “CBS This Morning” as a co-anchor less than six months ago, has been cut from the show by Susan Zirinsky
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
It's official: @KaminskiMK is the new editor-in-chief of Politico, succeeding co-founder John Harris. http://twitter.com/...
Damon Beres / OneZero:
Q&A with Taylor Lorenz, “internet whisperer” of The Atlantic, on “artisanal” apps, not feeling bad about being on her phone 24/7, and muting notifications
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
YouTube is removing UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson's videos from search results and prohibiting him from live streaming, stopping short of an outright ban
Charlotte Eyre / The Bookseller:
Publisher HarperCollins has acquired exclusive global rights to publish children's books based on Netflix series “Our Planet”, which is launching this weekend
Peter Kafka / Recode:
A year after his announcement that Facebook would feature less news, Zuckerberg says he wants to create a tab to surface quality news, could pay publishers