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12:35 PM ET, April 7, 2021

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Paul Sandle / Reuters:
UK launches the Digital Markets Unit, tasked with halting anticompetitive acts by Big Tech, starting with platform relationships with publishers and advertisers  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new regulator for tech giants Facebook and Google launches on Wednesday with an initial remit …
Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal:
Patreon raises $155M Series F led by Tiger Global Management at a $4B valuation, up from $1.2B in September, bringing its total raised to $411M  —  Online company raises $155 million in latest round, led by new investor Tiger Global Management  —  Patreon Inc., an online platform …
Katie Roof / Bloomberg:
Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January  —  Clubhouse, the buzzy audio-based social network, is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business …
David Meyer / Fortune:
Max Schrems' non-profit Noyb files a complaint with the French privacy watchdog, claims Google's Android Advertising Identifier violates EU's ePrivacy Directive  —  Our mission to make business better is fueled by readers like you.  To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Pew: YouTube usage grew from 73% of US adults in 2019 to 81% in 2021, with 95% of 18- to 29-year-olds using the service; 21% use TikTok  —  - YouTube saw the most significant growth of any social media app among American users during the pandemic, according to the Pew Research Center.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were of videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017  —  ‘Violative View Rate’ fell steeply after 2017  —  YouTube wants the world to know that it's doing a better job than ever of enforcing its own moderation rules.
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
India quietly scraps the censorship appeals body Film Certification Appellate Tribunal; aggrieved filmmakers will now have to go to court  —  The Indian federal government has passed an order that scraps the Information and Broadcasting ministry's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) …
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Camille Bromley / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Meredith is working with a financial adviser on a potential sale of its 17 TV stations, which would let the conglomerate focus on its magazine division
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Steven Goldstein / Amplifi Media:
Apple podcast data indicates that there are 2M podcasts, but of those, 26% only have one episode, 44% have three or fewer, and only 36% have 10+ episodes
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Up until this point, White House reporters have faced a lack of leaks from the Biden administration, a sharp contrast to Trump's tenure
Poynter:
Report for America says its partners raised ~$5M in local support in 2020, mostly from new donors, and 61% more per reporter than the year before
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
English is the most spoken language in the EU, so UK-centric outlets dominate how the EU is represented; more English-language analysis by EU writers is needed
Committee to Protect Journalists:
At least 3 journalists, including CNN correspondent Matthew Chance, were briefly detained while covering the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams / Press Gazette:
Reuters diversity report shows its global news organization is 56% male, 48% white, 37% Asian, and 88% heterosexual; 66% of newsroom leaders are male
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Telegraph is creating 60 jobs in the first half of 2021 as it surpasses 600K subscribers and aims for 1M subscribers by 2023