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6:25 PM ET, April 24, 2019

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Jeff Larson:
The Markup fell behind its schedule, and trust broke down: “It is ... not true that we intend to be anything other than a rigorous, fact-checked news outlet”  —  On Monday, The Markup made the difficult decision to remove our co-Founder Julia Angwin as Editor in Chief.
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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
The Markup's co-founder Julia Angwin is out as editor in chief of the new nonprofit tech watchdog site; Angwin says she was pushed out by co-founder Sue Gardner
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Firing of The Markup's editor in chief Julia Angwin triggers revolt, as all editorial staff sign a letter of “unequivocal support” and the majority resign
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sources: Spielberg doesn't want to kill Netflix, he wants to preserve the theater experience and is frustrated at resistance to compromise on exclusivity  —  LOS ANGELES — It has the makings of a great screenplay: As the future of an entire industry hangs in the balance …
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Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
In a win for streaming services like Netflix, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes not to change eligibility rules for the 92nd Oscars
Twitter:
Twitter is adding an option to report attempts to mislead election voters, which will be available in India from April 25 and the EU from April 29  —  Voting is a fundamental human right and the public conversation occurring on Twitter is never more important than during elections.
Pew Research Center:
Survey of 2,791 adult US Twitter users shows they are younger, more likely to be Democrats, and have higher incomes than US adults overall  —  U.S. adult Twitter users are younger and more likely to be Democrats than the general public.  Most users rarely tweet, but the most prolific 10% create 80% of tweets from adult U.S. users
BBC:
Lyra McKee's funeral, which took place in Belfast on Wednesday, was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins  —  A priest received a standing ovation at Lyra McKee's funeral when he asked mourners why it took her death to unite political parties.
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary podcast platform, possibly signaling a broader cascade of withdrawals  —  The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I've confirmed.  —  The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw.
Reuters:
Sources: Airbnb has ambitions to develop a slate of original content including shows, films, and documentaries, to whet customers' appetite for travel  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley.  —  Airbnb Inc, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Religion News Service:
AP, Religion News Service, and The Conversation partner to create a joint global religion news desk, funded by an 18-month, $4.9M grant from Lilly Endowment  —  NEW YORK — Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News Service (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced today …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
TV in Turkey frequently airs misinformation and hoaxes without corrections, due to over-reliance on news agencies, lack of time, and lack of journalistic talent  —  After news broke of a fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris last week, misinformation about its origins started almost immediately.
Discussion: @poynter
CNN:
Journalists at NYT, BuzzFeed, WSJ, AP, CNN, and CBS say they plan to continue to report on information from hacked material, deciding on publishing case by case  —  New York (CNN Business)It's the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign.  Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger.
 
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Andrew Blustein / The Drum:
IAB Tech Lab replaces VPAID, its old spec for delivering interactive video ads, which didn't work on mobile, with a new publisher-friendly, cross-platform spec
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Steven Perlberg / Politico:
How the Intercept has aggressively moved to cover and challenge the divided Democratic Party since the 2016 election, often attacking from the left
Reuters:
Facebook supports 111 languages, but translates content rules to just 41, and its moderation staff speaks ~50; deficit leaves it struggling to monitor content
Max Willens / Digiday:
Publishers struggle to cobble together a tech stack to facilitate the shift from advertising to consumer revenue streams
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN is launching a channel, comprised of short-form digital content, on Viacom's ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Fuse Media, backed by Jennifer Lopez, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy about four months after its cable network was dropped by Comcast and Verizon FiOS
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Trump complained in a meeting with Jack Dorsey that Twitter had removed some of his followers; Dorsey stressed even he lost followers with new policies
Sara Fischer / Axios:
theSkimm acquires the tech behind Purple, a text messaging platform that allows creators to charge subscribers directly for news and content updates via text
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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