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3:15 PM ET, October 26, 2017


 Top News: 
Twitter decides to ban advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today and Sputnik and will donate estimated $1.9M earnings since 2011 to misinfo research  —  Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Five women accuse veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment while he was at ABC News; Halperin apologizes  —  Veteran journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed women while he was in a powerful position at ABC News, according to five women who shared their previously undisclosed accounts …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Mark Halperin placed on indefinite leave at MSNBC following accusations of sexual assault  —  Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime portion of the 2016 Television Critics Assn. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.  (Richard Shotwell / Invision)  —  Political journalist and author Mark Halperin …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Time Inc. cuts 50-75 staffers; spokeswoman declines to say whether more reductions are coming later this year  —  The cuts are part of Time Inc.'s continued digital transformation.  —  Food & Wine is leaving Time Inc.'s New York headquarters.  —  Time Inc. has let go of between 50 and 75 employees, WWD has learned.
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Q3 revenue of $589.6M tops estimates; MAUs grew 4% YoY to 330M, DAUs grew 14% YoY; net loss down to $21.1M; shares rise 13%+  —  Monthly active users grew 4% year-over-year to 330 million  —  Quarterly sales of $589.6 million topped analysts' estimates
New York Times:
Sources: cash infusion from Colony Capital falls through for Weinstein Company; Fortress Investment Group is working on potential financing valued at about $35M  —  The Weinstein Company is looking for a new financial lifeline after a preliminary agreement for an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital fell through.
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Study: interviews with tech staffers show how Facebook, Twitter, and Google helped Trump team as part of ad services; Clinton team declined embeds  —  A study reveals employees the companies placed in the Trump campaign played a surprisingly active role in shaping its message and targeting voters.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit shuts down Nazi and white supremacist subreddits, after updating policy to ban content encouraging violence; subreddits banned had 25 to 7,000 users each  —  Reddit has shut down several Nazi and white supremacist subreddits after a policy change banning material that “encourages …
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter reports a 4.2% revenue increase to $10.5B YoY, but a net loss of 104K subscribers in Q3  —  The cable giant, led by CEO Tom Rutledge, continues to face stiff competition from online video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.  —  Cable operator Charter Communications …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Time Warner reports excellent results in Q3: 6% revenue increase to $7.6B YoY; HBO and Turner subscription revenues up 12% and 13% YoY, respectively  —  In what is likely its last quarter as a stand-alone company before merging with AT&T, Time Warner reported strong results across all of its divisions …
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