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3:50 PM ET, October 27, 2017

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Rob Goldman / Facebook:
Facebook will start testing new ad transparency features in Canada in Nov., in US and elsewhere by summer, including an option to see all ads a page is running  —  When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they're running, especially for political ads.
Clio Chang / Splinter:
The open sexual harassment by The New Republic's Leon Wieseltier, literary editor for over 30 years, raises questions about accountability  —  On Tuesday night, The New York Times, Politico, and The Atlantic all published stories detailing numerous sexual harassment allegations against Leon Wieseltier …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Women of the campaign press corps say Mark Halperin's unsavory behavior was an “open secret”, dating from the mid-1990s  —  Dianna Goldberg was a young researcher at ABC News in 1994 when she asked a colleague, Mark Halperin, for some information about a story.
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Kate Stanhope / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO drops miniseries about the 2016 election based on Mark Halperin's planned book after sexual harassment claims
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Five women accuse veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment while he was at ABC News; Halperin apologizes
Peter Kafka / Recode:
BuzzFeed's Product Labs offers marketing to creators of products or services in exchange for a cut of net sales, probably 10-20%  —  You make the ShamWow, they'll make the ad.  —  BuzzFeed makes money selling ads.  It has started making money selling its own gadgets.
Discussion: @pkafka, @adariostrange and @myurow
Runa Sandvik / Times Open:
The New York Times launches experimental Tor Onion Service; logins and comments not yet available  —  Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our site: we are making the nytimes.com website available as a Tor Onion Service.
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
In Q3, Amazon reports 58% rise to $1.12B YoY in “other” revenue, composed mostly of ad sales; CFO says ads help site visitors make informed decisions  —  Calling all brand marketers: We're opening up a few more complimentary spots to join the Digiday Marketing Summit in the Bahamas in December.
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Business Wire:
Amazon reports Q3 revenue of $43.74B, up 34% YoY, vs $42.14B expected; net income of $256M, up from $252M YoY; stock up 7%+ after hours
Anya Schiffrin / Columbia Journalism Review:
How European regulators are weighing control of misinformation and free speech, hampered by a lack of consensus, research, public data from Facebook and Google  —  This month, a new law against hate speech will go into effect in Germany, fining Facebook, Twitter, YouTube …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says people are watching YouTube on TVs for 100M hours/day, up 70% in the last year  —  YouTube viewing on actual TV sets is up 70 percent in the last year.  —  YouTube has been trying to position itself as a TV competitor for years.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Twitter publishes stricter non-consensual nudity rules, says it will launch stricter enforcement on violent groups and hate symbols late November  —  Twitter said Friday that it would start imposing stricter rules on banning revenge porn and other tweets featuring non-consensual nudity.
Shashidhar KJ / MediaNama:
Sources: HuffPost decides not to renew 3-year partnership with Times of India Group; HuffPost to relaunch in India  —  HuffPost and the Times of India Group have ended their partnership, multiple, reliable sources, including current and former employees, have confirmed to MediaNama.
Discussion: @raju, Thanks:@nixxin
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
German advertising trade groups propose European chapter of the Coalition for Better Ads that would enable more local control of European digital media markets  —  Cracks are appearing in the Coalition for Better Ads as German members have started demanding more of a voice in the discussions.
 
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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Turtles lose at Florida's Supreme Court as the music group sought state common-law copyright protection for its pre-1972 songs
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Streaming platform Qello merges with video publishing tech company 8sian Media, new firm will keep Qello name, Gary Winnick will serve as chairman of company
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: BuzzFeed News restructures entertainment coverage, spurred by “holes in our Weinstein coverage”; three entertainment editors to leave
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Tom Cassauwers / Nieman Lab:
A look at Apache, a Belgian investigative news co-op with seven reporters, a porous paywall, just over 1,000 shareholders, and about 3,500 subscribers
Discussion: @sdp
Twitter:
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