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3:50 PM 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.”
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 …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
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.
Conrad Duncan / The Independent:
BBC faces criticism for sharing a Question Time clip of an audience member making racist claims without fact-checking or contextualizing her comments  —  Viewers condemn show for sharing ‘misinformed’ comments without challenge  —  The BBC has been criticised for sharing a “racist” and …
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 …
Sasha von Oldershausen / New York Times:
How west Texas' oldest newspaper, The Big Bend Sentinel, is subsidizing its journalism through drinks, events, and weddings at a cafe inside its office building  —  Can drinks, community events and the occasional wedding subsidize small-town journalism?  —  MARFA, Texas …
Lili Bayer / Politico:
US-funded Radio Free Europe will resume Hungarian-language reporting in 2020, after restarting in Romania and Bulgaria in 2019 in a digital-only format  —  The US-funded news outlet is active in Bulgaria and Romania and is expanding into Hungary.  —  PRAGUE — Decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain …
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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  —  ViacomCBS' rumored new streaming service isn't a new service so much as a massive expansion of CBS All Access.
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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
 
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Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Alliance for Audited Media takes over Brand Audience Report, which measures publications' audiences across platforms, from MPA, will publish it quarterly
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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
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
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”
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