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10:30 AM ET, April 5, 2024


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Clay Wirestone / Kansas Reflector:
Facebook removed every post linking to the Kansas Reflector on April 4; the issue coincidentally arose on the day the Reflector ran a piece critical of Facebook  —  Facebook has blocked the sharing of Kansas Reflector stories and removed all posts linking to our website.  (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Disney+ will start cracking down on password sharing in June in some countries and more broadly in September  —  New York CNN —  —  Disney is curbing password sharing for its Disney+ streaming service as part of a larger effort to boost signups and revenue.
Ryan Heath / Axios:
Meta plans to label a wider range of video, audio, and image content as “Made with AI” starting in May, following feedback from its independent Oversight Board  —  - The labels could be generated through self-disclosure when a user posts content, as a result of advice from fact-checkers …
Discussion: Meta
Barrett Media:
Several sports podcasters who were part of Vox Media's SB Nation Podcast Network say they were told on April 4 that the network is being shut down immediately  —  “I am not sure what's next, but we fully intend to continue the podcast elsewhere.”  —  Several podcasters who were part …
The Economic Times:
India's IT minister says the country is looking to frame a “balanced” AI law that will protect news publishers and content creators while minimizing user harm  —  Global AI regulation discussions intensify as companies seek fair compensation for AI data training from publishers.
Ryan Barwick / Marketing Brew:
The New York Times partners with ad metrics company Adelaide, which uses eye tracking and more to gauge attention to ads and is launching tools for publishers  —  The New York Times is partnering with Adelaide, a company that uses signals like eye-tracking data to gauge whether readers are paying attention to ads.
Harriet Sherwood / The Guardian:
Guardian journalist Hella Pick dies at 96; she spent seven decades as a foreign correspondent and diplomatic editor after fleeing Nazi-annexed Austria in 1938  —  Former colleagues pay tribute to Pick, who broke into male-dominated world of foreign affairs journalism in 1950s
Emanuel Maiberg / 404 Media:
Google Books is indexing low quality, AI-generated books, which may impact Google Ngram viewer, an important tool used by researchers to track language use  —  Google said it will continue to evaluate its approach “as the world of book publishing evolves.”
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YouTube's CEO says that OpenAI training Sora with YouTube videos would violate YouTube's ToS, and Google adheres to YouTube's creator contracts to train Gemini
Melissa Evans / Long Beach Post:
The Long Beach Post CEO says the outlet has been the target of lies and sabotage from some former and current staff amid layoffs, a union campaign, and a strike
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Memos: Jonathan Greenberger is departing ABC News, where he has been bureau chief in Washington, DC, to become executive vice president of Politico
Discussion: Politico and Adweek
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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