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3:30 PM ET, January 8, 2020

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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Teen Vogue deletes uncritical election security Q&A with Facebook; an inaccurate disclaimer that labeled it as sponsored, added after publication, was removed  —  - Teen Vogue on Wednesday published and then deleted an uncritical story about Facebook that has prompted widespread bewilderment.
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Quibi will have 50-60 shows at launch in April, with plans for 175 shows and 8,500 “quick bites” within a year; Meg Whitman expects profitability in 2-10 years  —  Quibi on Wednesday revealed a new mobile video technique called Turnstyle that allows mobile video consumers …
Discussion: Adweek, @kantrowitz and @jgreendc
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Quibi, which had already raised $1B, says it has raised another $400M from undisclosed investors ahead of its April launch  —  In a place known for high stakes gambling, tech veteran Meg Whitman says she's feeling even more confident these days about betting on the success of her streaming video start-up Quibi, which launches in April.
Discussion: Fast Company, Forbes, @gamoid and Gizmodo
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify announces new tools to target podcast ads in real time using user data for its exclusive podcasts  —  One step closer to becoming a podcast ad network  —  Spotify is going to start using its copious amounts of user data to run targeted ads inside its exclusive podcasts.
Bloomberg:
IAC to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor, to the unit's chief creative officer; source says 100 will be laid off, leaving 5-10 employees  —  - IAC will keep minority stake in slimmed down company  —  Barry Diller's IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media …
Discussion: @samreich
Michael Calderone / Politico:
While some newsrooms vow heightened vigilance and more thorough reporting than in 2003, the US government's power to control information has grown stronger  —  CNN's Jake Tapper says he thinks often of the Bush administration's much-discredited admonition, “We can't wait for the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
News media's coverage of the Trump administration's conflict with Iran will be a test of lessons learned from the reporting preceding the 2003 Iraq war
Emily Dreyfuss / @emilydreyfuss:
[Thread] Facebook's Andrew Bosworth admitted in a memo that the tech industry keeps journalists in the dark, which doesn't help companies, journalism, or anyone  —  Reading @boztank's original post, I'm struck by his admission that the tech industry carefully keeps journalists in the dark. We know this to be true, and it's refreshing to hear someone say it. https://www.facebook.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Facebook's deepfakes policy is a good move but remains deeply flawed, covering only certain videos created by AI and creating loopholes for misleading “satire”  —  It's better than nothing — but just barely  —  Monday, Facebook announced a new policy against “deepfake” videos.
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Washington Post:
Facebook bans deepfakes, but its new policy may not cover simpler forms of deception like with the distorted Pelosi video
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Jon Karl, White House Correspondents' Association president, criticizes White House for not disclosing an Oval Office meeting with Saudi defense vice minister  —  New York (CNN Business)The White House faced sharp criticism from journalists on Tuesday after they learned that an Oval Office …
Priya Anand / The Information:
Sources: Twitch had ~$230M in ad revenue in 2018 and as of middle of last year was on track to earn ~$300M for 2019, short of an internal goal of $500M-$600M  —  After Amazon paid nearly $1 billion to acquire the streaming video service Twitch more than five years ago, it looked like the company …
Discussion: @a_s12
 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Ira Rubenstein, PBS chief digital officer, said the broadcaster is developing a linear stream for PBS programs, to be available free for PBS Passport members
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
In a November deposition as part of a sexual harassment suit by 3 women, Charlie Rose admitted to “inappropriate” relationships with women who worked for him
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
CNN settles a defamation lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann; lawsuits remain against NBC Universal and The Washington Post