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1:00 AM ET, October 2, 2018


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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Free, ad-supported streaming services from Roku, Pluto TV, Xumo, and others attract viewers and appeal to TV manufacturers, which receive recurring ad revenue  —  Subscription services might dominate the over-the-top video market today, but free, ad-supported platforms are beginning to find …
Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law  —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
California governor signs net neutrality bill, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “illegal”, into law, setting up a showdown with the FCC and ISPs  —  Justice Department sues California—Ajit Pai called state rules “illegal.”  —  California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix is developing a number of specials where viewers can choose their own storyline, including an upcoming episode of “Black Mirror”  —  - Sci-fi series is part of company's push into interactive shows  — Streaming service is looking for new ways to entice viewers
Ted Johnson / Variety:
RIAA President Mitch Glazier criticizes Trump's new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement for shielding internet providers and tech firms from liability for piracy  —  WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump touted a revised trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada as a historic achievement …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube expands its TrueView in-stream ad format to add more extensions that let advertisers push actions like app downloads or buying movie tickets  —  YouTube is expanding the ways advertisers can connect with their audience, thanks to an expansion to its TrueView in-stream ad format …
Tom Haberstroh / Bleacher Report:
The NBA has 27M followers on Twitter and 31M on Instagram; 33 players have at least 2M followers, as obsessive posting by players leads to health concerns  —  This summer, JJ Redick wanted a reset.  —  He had been telling himself that he would do it for several years but couldn't bring himself to follow through at first.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Alliance of German publishers, e-commerce sites, and an ISP to launch a unified consumer login to give consumers control over data privacy and consent settings  —  The battle for consumer logins is on in Europe with Germany leading the charge.  —  In two weeks, an alliance of 20 media …
Twitter outlines its election integrity efforts ahead of midterms, says it removed ~50 accounts pretending to be members of various state Republican parties  —  We are committed to improving the health of the public conversation on Twitter and protecting the integrity of elections is an essential part of that mission.
James Andrew Miller / Hollywood Reporter:
Jemele Hill discusses leaving ESPN, her new staff writer role at The Atlantic, and future plans: developing a TV series and podcast, and more  —  In her first interview on her high-profile exit from the Disney-owned network, Hill explains why politics made sports people nervous …
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Infowars host Alex Jones gatecrashed a panel at the Texas Tribune Festival with a bullhorn; livestream on secondary Infowars Twitter account only had 15K views
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bloomberg Media's text-to-audio function, introduced in May, has become the second-most popular media type on its app, behind live TV