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Amazon plans charging 2.8 million USD for 30 second ads during NFL games, invests in sports to attract customers to website and Prime service 

Wall Street Journal fires chief foreign correspondent Jay Solomon for having business deal with one of his sources, Iranian business man Farhad Azima 

Afghanistan TV channel ZAN focuses on women's rights, 54 of 70 employees are female, since 2001 country has gone from one state owned channel to 76 different alternatives 

Media channels with higher ratio of original content get more traffic according to study of dataset with 2.5 million French articles from 2013 

BBC regrets headline "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem" describing terror attack where Israeli policewoman was killed and at least four were injured 

Saudi Arabia bans hotels and tourist facilities from airing Al Jazeera news channels, violators could be punished with fine of up to USD 26,000 

CNN breaks off production relationship with Reza Aslan after he posts profane tweet criticizing Trump's promotion of travel ban following London terror attack 

Wall Street Journal loses 44% of readers coming via Google after adding paywall for them too, quadruples share converting from free to paying readers 

Facebook to create "hostile environment" for terrorists spreading propaganda, wants to provide service where users feel safe, measures proposed in statement after London attack 

SoundCloud bans Richard Spencer's podcast alt-right Radio, content found to violate terms of service after examination initiated by Twitter user 

CNN terminates agreement with comedian Kathy Griffin after she participates in photo shoot that featured her holding up bloody head resembling that of Donald Trump 

US Library of Congress makes 25 million files accessible online, including books, maps and music 

William Anderson: US TV sports giant ESPN declining due to outdated business model focused on advertising and cable subscriptions as well as left-wing views 

Fox News co-founder and former CEO Roger Ailes dies at the age of 77 

Israel shuts down current public service media, is being replaced with new media group, critics argue that the reason is to silence criticism and gain more control 

WeChat latest messaging app to be blocked in Russia, has 900 million active users each month of which most are Chinese, Russian authorities believed to be inspired by the Great Firewall 

YouTube plans 40 TV series and films, hopes that famous actors will draw advertisers 

Facebook hires 3,000 for reviewing video material to avoid public displays of violent crimes, 4,500 already work with similar tasks 

New York Times reports highest quarterly revenue growth in six years, strong sales of digital subscriptions in wake of presidential elections, 308 000 sold during first quarter 

Video blogger Daddyofive loses custody of two children, published video where child was wrongly accused of bad behavior and punished both physically and emotionally, YouTube account has 800,000 subscribers 

4chan's "Operation OKKK" to make media associate the OK sign with white supremacy via memes and the hashtag #NOTok tricks The Independent among others 

Russia Today and Sputnik denied access to Emmanuel Macron's campaign meetings after being accused of spreading propaganda, targeted and open discrimination according to Kremlin 

Twitter blocks UK government and MI5 from using public API for surveillance, still sells user data to commercial actors 

YouTube removes video of man murdering his child after report by BBC, Facebook removed live video 24 hours after it was broadcasted 

Hacker WauchulaGhost captures at least 250 Twitter accounts from IS terrorists, uses them to promote Pride and pornography 

Trump administration hostility toward press likened to pantomime by Politico, en private best possible relations are nurtured with journalists, display of antagonism serves to distract supporters 

Pavel Durov, founder of VKontakte and Telegram, deletes social media profiles, says they are pointless and brain clutter 

Bill O'Reilly fired from Fox News after sexual harassment allegations, has settled with five women for a total of USD 13 million 

Indonesian Marvel illustrator Ardian Syaf fired for including Islamist propaganda in comic book, inspired by protests against Jakarta's Christian governor, references to Quran and date of protest on X-men character and building 

Turkish doctor cleared of charges after sharing images comparing Erdoğan to Gollum, defense says reputation of fictional character rescued by arguments for his benevolence after hours of film watching 

Evaluation of Infowars content brought up in custody battle between Alex Jones and his ex-wife who claims things said on air disqualify him from caring for children 

Chinese government employees make 450 million internet posts per year to distract from unwanted discussions, done outside working hours and without economic compensation, according to Harvard professor Gary King 

Snopes says fake news stereotype of right politics spread by uneducated is wrong, left and educated are just as vulnerable to confirmation bias 

Facebook blocks 30,000 accounts in France ahead of presidential election to stop misinformation, will run special fact-checking programs in country during end of campaign season in late April and early May 

Netflix to invest USD 6 billion to produce content in California, abandons previous strategy of producing in states offering most beneficial tax deals 

2017 Pulitzer prizes announced, responsible for Panama documents awarded for best explanatory reporting, New York Daily News and ProPublica wins public service category 

US writers threaten to strike, claim TV boom has not benefited them enough as series have fewer episodes per season 

Buzzfeed sues FBI for failure to provide information about Andrew Breitbart after media company files FOIA request 

Pepsi retracts ad after critics say it trivializes social justice protestors, company wanted to celebrate community, peace and understanding 

Facebook develops image recognition tools for automatically blocking revenge porn, similar methods in use to stop distribution of child pornography 

Facebook, Mozilla and 20 more organizations invest 14 million USD in fake news filter 

Mexican newspaper Norte de Ciudad Juarez shuts down because of security concerns as well as financial difficulties, three journalists from other newspapers killed only in March 

US news papers from 412,000 employees in 2001 to 174,000 in 2016, number of internet publishers grew from 67,000 to 206,000 between 2007 and 2016 

People following the news more likely to hold negative views on Islam, according to study – widespread representations of Muslims in the news because violence sells likely factor, author says 

21-year-old man sentenced to death in Iran for insulting prophet Muhammad in messaging app Line, unclear how information reached authorities since app uses end-to-end encryption 

CNN and MSNBC claim to be live while interviewing same guest at same time [video] will remove features from the iOS app until Apple approves it, according to Andrew Torba 

40 people watching live broadcast where 15-year-old gets gang-raped by Chicago gang, Facebook unpublishes video 

New documents prove Edward Snowdens stay at hotel in Hong Kong, conspiracy based on incorrect date was spread by media in order to discredit whistleblower 

Fox News suspends Andrew Napolitano indefinitely after famous commentator claimed GHCQ spied on Trump on orders from Obama 

Legendary New York columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 88, known for aggressive and unpretentious style and defense of working class people 

Tomi Lahren suspended from The Blaze for at least a week after calling pro-life conservatives hypocrites, contract expiring in September 2017 may be terminated prematurely 

Hundreds of prominent Twitter accounts hacked, Turkish text and flag displayed as well as Nazi accusations against Netherlands, third party analytics service Twitter Counter believed to have served as back door 

6,000 sign petition as BBC is accused of marginalizing Christians and enabling Islamization of UK, appointment of Muslim director of religious programming believed to have sparked protests 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Journalists care more about each other's opinions than the public, lack incentives to report truthfully, easy for lobbyists to manipulate 

CNN cuts congressman's feed as he references FBI statistics saying 30% of domestic terrorists are refugees 

Facebook reports BBC to police after journalists notify social media platform of sexualized images of children being shared 

Russian TV team said to have offered teens in Rinkeby, Sweden equivalent of 44 USD each for starting fight on camera 

Facebook starts flagging "fake news" as disputed, algorithm and user reporting send articles to Snopes and Politifact 

Ahmadinejad creates Twitter account eight years after banning the service as president of Iran when it was used to protest his re-election 

Tim Pool interviews Swedish journalist Ivar Arpi about the increase in crime in Sweden and media self-censorship [video] 

37 French media organizations launch collaborative fact-checking service, has support from Google and Facebook 

72% of Fox News audience think US is on right track compared to 14% of MSNBC viewers, according to study of diverging world views of media consumers 

Donald Trump will not attend White House Correspondents' Dinner, last time sitting president was not present was 1981 when Reagan was recovering from assassination attempt but participated by phone 

White House announces harsh measures to curb leaks, will check phones of staff, reminds that encrypted messaging apps are not allowed, warns employees not to leak information about leak crackdown 

Bob Woodward: No one wins on war between White House and media, reporters should stop whining and get on with investigative journalism to avoid impression that media is interest group only concerned with itself 

Tino Sanandaji: US media give sensationalist picture of refugee criminality in Sweden, crime concentrated to ghettoes and stems from decades of immigration, taboo against relevant statistics is biggest problem 

Maintenance of positive image of Sweden in era of Trump requires serious media and criticism of sources, says king Carl XVI Gustaf in interview 

Russian government launches fake news tracker, claims to expose propaganda in UK and US mainstream media 

Project Veritas releases 100 hours of secret recordings from within CNN, asks public for help to review the material, also offers USD 10,000 for additional material 

Adroll breaks ties with Infowars, channel reports losing large part of revenues and suspect reason is support of Donald Trump 

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart after criticism of statements on sex between boys and adult men 

Church Militant makes major investments in media operation, has 35 employees and produces 10 articles and 3 videos per weekday, has previously said only way to rule country is by Catholic monarch protecting people from themselves 

Mark Zuckerberg edits his manifesto, removes line about using AI to monitor private communication 

Mark Zuckerberg worries that resistance to globalization makes people question Facebook vision of more connected world 

Kremlin instructs state media to curb celebrations of Trump, American president receives more media mentions than Russian counterpart but is now feared to be less friendly toward Russia than previously hoped  

CNN Español broadcasts on YouTube after being censored from network television in Venezuela 

The US government could initiate investigation of Fox News, the company is suspected of having failed to inform shareholders about settlements made with female employees who claimed to have been subjected to sexual harassment by Roger Ailes 

Two radio journalists murdered in Dominican Republic during Facebook live broadcast, police arrest three men 

Maduro says CNN not welcome in Venezuela due to having spread fake news and interfered in country's affairs 

Disney breaks off partnership with Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg after YouTube star publishes joke perceived as antisemitic 

President of Italy's lower house of parliament demands Facebook fight harder against hate speech, disappointed over lack of action after November meeting with company representatives 

Media representatives call for boycott of White House Correspondents Dinner which has taken place yearly since 1921 

Fake interview with Pope Francis published on fake frontpage of Vatican newspaper, sent anonymously to cardinals and bishops, suspected to be part of conservative uprising against radical pope 

Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is killing minds, calls for government information campaigns and says tech companies should build tools to diminish volumes 

Wall Street Journal tightens paywall, will halt exceptions for visitors coming via Google searches, earlier experiments along same lines increased number of subscribers substantially 

UK espionage legislation to stop data leaks could treat journalists and whistleblowers as foreign agents and render them long prison sentences 

Liverpool FC bans reporters from The Sun from training and match events due to its coverage of 1989 Hillsborough incident 

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: Daily Trump bashing in Swedish media is diversion where media and political establishment shift focus from country's own growing problems which they themselves were part of creating 

Twitter stock down 10%, Q4 revenue 23 million USD lower than expected, US revenue lower than a year ago, Trump's active usage of platform one of few positive factors 

Twitter implements additional features to report tweets and block new accounts, function "Safe Search" filters out objectionable views 

Hashtags less common than previously in Super Bowl ads, Twitter and Facebook handles also down, companies choose to display web addresses to drive traffic to own sites 

MSNBC host Katy Tur asks Republican senator whether Trump will start killing journalists 

Fake news on rise in US mainstream media, The Federalist shows corrections get much less attention on social media 

Kremlin demands apology from Fox News after Bill O'Reilly calls Putin killer in Trump interview, unacceptable and insulting according to Russian spokesperson 

Red Ice launches new collaboration Norse News with Ingrid & Conrad, to release monthly update on Scandinavian news in English 

Der Spiegel defends cover where Trump is depicted with bloody knife and severed head of Statue of Liberty, editor-in-chief says illustration is defense of democracy 

Two judges in Georgia supreme court claims to have been pressured in lawsuit over control of main opposition TV channel, requests national prosecutor to investigate 

Social media makes it harder for therapists to be blank screens for patients who increasingly Google them 

Buzzfeed sued by Russian tech company named as having hacked the DNC in controversial reporting on Trump's connection to Russia