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7:30 AM ET, April 17, 2019

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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Both Twitter and YouTube struggled again to contain the spread of conspiracy theories and Islamophobic content amid a news event, as Notre Dame burned  —  Images and videos of the flaming cathedral spread quickly across social media and were quickly seized upon to push Islamophobic narratives that have flourished in far-right politics.
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube showed a link and description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as part of its fact checking, underneath live streams of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q1 revenue surpassed $4.52B, up 22% YoY, vs $4.50B est.; net subscriptions grew 9.6M, up 16% YoY, with 1.74M in the US and 7.86M internationally  —  - The company reported $4.52 billion, vs. $4.50 billion expected, per Refinitiv consensus estimate.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix will test Top 10 lists of popular shows in the UK, shares data for first month of some shows: The Umbrella Academy, 45M; Triple Frontier, 52M; FYRE, 20M  —  Netflix is getting ready to reveal even more data about the performance of movies and TV shows on its service.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Netflix says it looks to add only ~300K US subscribers in the next quarter, down from 850K a year ago, reflecting its struggle to grow domestically  —  The streaming company added 9.6 million subscribers last quarter — and it says it isn't worried about Apple or Disney.
Lydia Polgreen / HuffPost:
HuffPost is launching a membership program, HuffPost Plus, with tiers from free to premium, offering access to members-only newsletters and other features  —  From voting rights to self-care, HuffPost's stories put people before power.  Support the mission by becoming a member.
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, says she's considering ads for things like jobs and events but remains leery of programmatic and native ads  —  - Jessica Lessin, one of Business Insider's “100 people transforming business,” started The Information based on pricey subscriptions …
Reuters:
Google has removed the popular video app TikTok from its Play Store in India to comply with a state court's directive  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads …
Pankaj Mishra / FactorDaily:
FactorDaily, a three-year-old longform tech journalism site in India, will end its text stories next week to focus on podcasts  —  First, the news: we are stopping our longform text stories on FactorDaily from next week.  We will, instead, concentrate on podcasts, becoming an ‘audio first’ storytelling platform.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with HBO's Bob Greenblatt and Casey Bloys on genre expansion, HBO's development approach, and how its programming fits into the Warner streaming platform  —  In their first joint interview, the execs talk with The Hollywood Reporter about “wooing” J.J. Abrams, maintaining morale …
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Ari Levy / CNBC:
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