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11:45 AM ET, February 21, 2020

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter says Bloomberg's edited debate video, which included cricket sounds, would likely be labeled manipulated video per its new policy, unlike on Facebook  —  What's a joke and what's manipulation?  —  As platforms prepare for the upcoming 2020 election season, Twitter and Facebook …
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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Twitter confirms it is testing bright labels beneath lies and misinfo posted by politicians and public figures, and points-based “community badges” for users  —  A leaked demo features bright red and orange badges for tweets that have been deemed “harmfully misleading.”
Bloomberg:
Sources: the Trump campaign has bought exclusive nationwide masthead ads on YouTube for days leading up to and on election day; ads may cost up to $1M+ a day  —  In the immediate run up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, the homepage of YouTube is set to advertise just one candidate: Donald Trump.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Profile of The Daily Memphian, a Memphis news site which launched in 2018 and generated controversy over its opaque fundraising, paywall, and staffing  —  It's generated controversy over its fundraising, its paywall, and its staffing.  But it's also about as close as a major American city …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Nielsen: about 19.7M people watched the debate on NBC and MSNBC combined, making it the most-watched Democratic primary debate of all time  —  New York (CNN Business)Nearly 20 million viewers tuned into Wednesday night's Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC in Las Vegas …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In the run-up to Iran's election today, the state raided the homes of at least five journalists and courts convicted three editors for “spreading false news”  —  Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence.
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Alliance for Audited Media takes over Brand Audience Report, which measures publications' audiences across platforms, from MPA, will publish it quarterly  —  A quarterly report from the Alliance for Audited Media shows Meredith Corp.'s Peoplehad the largest magazine audience across platforms …
Discussion: Folio
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Reporter Alison Parker's father files a complaint with FTC against YouTube for making the process of removing videos of her 2015 murder “deceptively burdensome”  —  In August 2015, 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker was murdered on live television, along with her cameraman, Adam Ward.
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
ViacomCBS to expand CBS All Access with content totaling ~30K episodes of TV and ~1K movies from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount, and others
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
ViacomCBS revenue fell 3% to 6.87M in Q4, its first post-merger quarter, with a net loss of $273M; company anticipates merger savings of $750M, up from $500M
CNN:
The number of TV shows filmed in NYC has risen from 10 in 2002 to 73 in 2019 thanks to streaming media and a substantial tax credit offered by New York State  —  New York (CNN Business)On a soundstage near the Brooklyn waterfront, dozens of production staff are gathered around four actors …
 
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail has laid off its executive editor Greg Moore, who says the paper's owner HD Media is eliminating the position
Billboard:
Spotify announces a partnership with event discovery platform Resident Advisor to promote localized event listings within the Spotify app
Discussion: Variety
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Magazine expands its Time 100 Summit to two days with revenue from sponsors and access largely limited to members, who pay at least $1,750
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Streamers like Roku and Hulu are subject to much less stringent political ad transparency rules than broadcasters even as campaigns and PACs buy ads on them