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3:00 PM ET, October 20, 2018

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Christine Wang / CNBC:
Saudi Arabia confirms journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, says his death followed a fight at consulate and 18 people have been detained  —  Independent Programming Subscribe to CNBC PRO Licensing & Reprints Join the CNBC Panel Advertise With Us Closed Captioning Digital Products Privacy Policy Corrections
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New York Times:
Sources: Saudis groomed a Twitter employee to spy on accounts of dissidents; he was investigated and fired in Dec. 2015 after Western intelligence warnings  —  Each morning, Jamal Khashoggi would check his phone to discover what fresh hell had been unleashed while he was sleeping.
New York Times:
Social platforms are relying on journalists as unpaid content moderators to address misinformation on their sites, even with all the tools at their disposal  —  Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.
BuzzFeed News:
Tim Cook calls for a retraction of Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story: “There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing”  —  “I feel they should retract their story.  There is no truth in their story about Apple.  They need to do that right thing."
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Woodward's pro-Saudi Arabia stance exemplifies the problem with his insistence on impartiality and reliance on sources who then shape the narrative in Fear  —  The ultimate White House tell-all actually tells disturbingly little of what the American public most needs to know.  —  Staff writer at The Atlantic
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner to shut down digital studio division Super Deluxe, cites duplication with other units of WarnerMedia  —  AT&T's pruning of WarnerMedia continues: Turner announced that it is killing off Super Deluxe, its digital studio division.  —  “Turner is proud of the unique brand Super Deluxe …
The Guardian:
Source: editorial oversight for websites branded the Independent but run by Saudi Research and Marketing Group would be limited to one “consultant editor”  —  Journalists voice concern over editorial freedom of UK news firm's Middle Eastern editions Concerns have been raised …
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: Vice's London office had a team working on material promoting Saudi Arabia in partnership with Saudi publishing group SRMG; deal is now under review
Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk:
The Financial Times details a new recommendation and tracking tool that it hopes it will increase revenue by up to £1.5M per year  —  The publisher hopes Knowledge Builder could bring up to £1.5 million a year in revenue  —  “Think for a moment - what if you could somehow introduce …
Sarah Sluis / AdExchanger:
Q&A with Bloomberg Media's global chief revenue officer Keith Grossman on the pub's digital media strategy, Twitter, TicToc, advertising, subscriptions, more  —  Name a trend in digital media, and Bloomberg's tried it in the past year: digital subscriptions, live events …
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
At a rally in Montana, Trump praised Greg Gianforte for assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs during Gianforte's campaign for Congress in 2017  —  President's comments at Montana rally in praise of violence against US journalist come amid international outcry over Khashoggi  —  Play Video
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on free speech, filter bubbles, the chronological feed, and more  —  ON MONDAY, AT WIRED's 25th anniversary summit, I spoke with Jack Dorsey about some of the biggest questions he confronts running Twitter and Square.  How has his position on free speech evolved?
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Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Mother Mushroom, has been released from prison, will live in exile in Houston
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces partnership with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on artists' video channels in US, says it now covers more than 70% of US ticketing market
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