Fox News files motion to dismiss Smartmatic suit, saying it can't be held liable for “fairly reporting and commenting on competing allegations” — (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Media said on Monday it filed a motion to dismiss electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic's lawsuit …
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Giovanni Russonello / New York Times: Trump Isn't the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.
Aaron Keller / Law & Crime: Fox News Moves to Dismiss Smartmatic's $2.7B Lawsuit: Our Network ‘Did Exactly What the First Amendment Protects’
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter: A deep look at the media law defense strategy that the Murdochs' Fox News plans to use against Smartmatic in court
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal: Fox News Moves to Dismiss Defamation Suit by Voting-Machine Company
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: Fox News: “If those surrogates fabricated evidence...then a defamation action may lie against them, but not against the media that covered their allegations and allowed them to try to substantiate them.” https://www.wsj.com/...
Philip Bump / Washington Post: Fox's effort to clean up its post-election misinformation is not terribly convincing
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: “When a sitting President and his surrogates claim an election was rigged, the public has a right to know what they are claiming, full stop.” How Fox lawyers plan to defend against the Smartmatic libel suit. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: I'm reading through Fox's motion to dismiss the Smartmatic lawsuit. Fox's lawyers say the suit seeks to “chill vital First Amendment activities by seeking billions in damages...” https://press.foxnews.com/...
Zack Budryk / The Hill: Fox News labels $2.7B Smartmatic defamation suit ‘meritless’ in motion to dismiss
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR: Fox News Asks Court To Dismiss $2.7 Billion Defamation Suit
Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: Tucker Carlson has been a leading voice bashing Section 230. Now his employer is basically saying “we wish 230 applied to cable TV as well.” https://twitter.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I think Fox really needs to double down on the argument that Tucker Carlson used in his lawsuit, which boils down to “no one could reasonably be expected to believe anything he says anyway, so...” https://twitter.com/...
@rasmussen_poll: What an amazing claim - media doing its traditional job as provided for by the 1st Amendment. Fox News Media moved to dismiss a defamation lawsuit https://www.wsj.com/... via @WSJ https://twitter.com/...
Kaz Weida / @kazweida: Don't promise me a good time unless you really mean it, Fox News. https://twitter.com/...
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: Fox News' case for dismissing defamation: If guests “fabricated evidence or told lies with actual malice, then a defamation action may lie against them, but not against the media that covered their allegations and allowed them to try to substantiate them.” https://www.wsj.com/...
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost: Fox Moves To Dismiss Smartmatic Suit On First Amendment Grounds
Bob Brigham / Raw Story: Fox News receives brutal fact-check for claim of ‘evenhanded’ election coverage
Scott Jones / FTVLive: Fox News Tries to Get Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Tossed
A.J. Katz / TVNewser: Fox News Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic's $2.7 Billion Lawsuit, Cites ‘Deeply Rooted Principles of Free Speech Law’
Sara Fischer / Axios: Fox News moves to dismiss Smartmatic lawsuit
Daniel Goldblatt / The Wrap: Fox News Files Motion to Dismiss Smartmatic's $2.7 Billion Defamation Lawsuit
Alexis Benveniste / CNN:
Fox News canceling Lou Dobbs is reminiscent of the way Murdoch handled phone-hacking scandals in UK: throw somebody over the side and see if that was enough
Fox News canceling Lou Dobbs is reminiscent of the way Murdoch handled phone-hacking scandals in UK: throw somebody over the side and see if that was enough
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@cnnbusiness: Fox News' official reason for canceling Lou Dobbs' show — a post-election programing adjustment — doesn't quite add up https://www.cnn.com/...
Alexis Benveniste / @apbenven: Sources at Fox News indicated that the Smartmatic lawsuit was just one factor in the decision to cancel Lou Dobbs' show. But it's just “one show on one channel,” @brianstelter said. Fox News still has “a lot of other people there selling the same story.” https://www.cnn.com/...
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair: Lou Dobbs' Ouster Adds to the Post-Election Disarray at Fox
Molly Jong-Fast / @mollyjongfast: Fascinating @brianstelter on the demise of Lou Dobbs https://www.cnn.com/... https://twitter.com/...
@cnn: “Lou Dobbs Tonight” is off the air, effective immediately, a Fox spokesperson confirmed. An interim show will take Dobbs' place at 5 and 7 p.m. Eastern starting Monday. It was a head-scratching change by Fox Business. https://www.cnn.com/...
Jeremy Barr / @jeremymbarr: Talking to Fox employees, there's still a ton of uncertainty about why Lou Dobbs was canceled and what, if anything, will happen next. One said that Fox is a “land of confusion” right now. There was speculation that Jeanine Pirro could be in trouble, but her show aired as normal
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Disney is closing Blue Sky Studios, the former 20th Century Fox animation division known for the Ice Age franchise, affecting about 450 employees — EXCLUSIVE: Disney is shuttering Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global grossing former 20th Century Fox animation division which during …
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Lucas Bermudez / ScreenRant: Disney Shutting Down Ice Age Animation Studio Blue Sky
Scott Mendelson / Forbes: Blue Sky Is Latest Casualty Of Disney-Fox Merger
Chris Evangelista / /Film: Disney Shutting Down Blue Sky Studios, Fox Animation House Responsible for ‘Ice Age’ and More
Matt Donnelly / Variety: Disney to Shutter ‘Ice Age’ Animation House Blue Sky
Jessica Mason / The Mary Sue: Things We Saw Today: You Can Be a Squirrel in D&D?!
Sam Barsanti / The A.V. Club: Disney has shuttered Ice Age studio Blue Sky, finally killing Scrat once and for all
Gregory Lawrence / Collider: Blue Sky Studios, Which Brought Us Ice Age, Shut Down by Disney
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget: Disney is closing the CG studio behind ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Ferdinand’
Dave Mullins / @_davemullins: This is a terrible loss for the animation industry. My heart goes out to all of the talented artists @blueskystudios https://twitter.com/...
Faragon / @faragonart: Buying an entire studio just to destroy it is absolutely disgusting. I feel horrible for all the artists at Blue Sky... https://twitter.com/...
Josh Scherr / @joshscherr: Absolutely gutted to hear the news; layoffs & closures are awful enough without the pandemic making everything worse. My heart goes out to everyone affected. https://twitter.com/...
Sam Barlow / @mrsambarlow: Wow this sucks a lot :( https://twitter.com/...
Kevinbiegel / @kbiegel: I'm so sorry for everyone who is losing a job. My heart goes out to you. https://twitter.com/...
Iron Spike / @iron_spike: Confirmation, via Deadline Hollywood. 10 months from completion. 10. Months. ARE YOU SERIOUS. https://deadline.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Umberto Gonzalez / The Wrap: Disney to Shutter ‘Ice Age’ Animation Studio Blue Sky
Christopher Marc / The Playlist: Disney Shuttering Fox's Animation Arm Blue Sky Studios Known For ‘Ice Age,’ ‘Rio’ & More
Everett Downing Jr / @mr_scribbles: It's so sad to see this. I started my career at @blueskystudios and it was my creative home for over 6 years. The studio is filled to the brim with talented and gracious people and my best wishes go out to each and every one of them. https://deadline.com/...
Alex Billington / @firstshowing: WOW. This is major news, and very sad. Dang. https://twitter.com/...
TV Grim Reaper / @tvgrimreaper: Yet another albatross that Rupert got Bob Iger to overpay* for! *Brian Roberts gets an assist for boosting the price Bob paid! https://twitter.com/...
Jeff Yang / @originalspin: This sucks! NIMONA is based on an absolutely brilliant and hilarious graphic novel by @Gingerhazing and I was so looking forward to it. I still have an I'M A SHARK doodle from her that she drew when we were on a panel years ago. Is there any chance the project survives somewhere? https://twitter.com/...
Momo / @moth4moth: if you aren't deeply concerned and FURIOUS over this you NEED to be. thousands of people out of the job all so disney can have one less competitor! fucking disgusting https://twitter.com/...
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter: Disney to Shutter ‘Ice Age’ Animation Studio Blue Sky
Mitchell Clark / The Verge: Disney is closing down Ice Age animation studio Blue Sky and canceling its final film
Ian Brill / @ibrill: Yes, MCU characters meeting X-Men characters is fun, but this Disney/Fox merger has robbed the world of both NIMONA and MOUSE GUARD film adaptations. When corporate titans consume each other, take notice of what types of works disappear. https://twitter.com/...
Steph Laberis / @stephlaberis: I'm gutted to see this. I know my talented & hard working friends will be snapped up by lucky studios in time, but there are few things as sad & demoralizing as a studio shutting down. It's like losing family. https://twitter.com/...
Deadline Hollywood / @deadline: Production on the Patrick Osborne-directed Nimona, which is dated for Jan. 14, 2022, is being stopped and the film will no longer be released, Deadline has learned #Nimona had 10 months of production still left to complete https://deadline.com/...
Jorge R. Gutierrez / @mexopolis: I'm so sorry, Blue Sky friends. This is awful news for everyone in our industry. https://twitter.com/...
Fandom / @getfandom: Disney is shutting down studio behind Ice Age franchise Ice Age Films 📈 $6B+ total media revenue 💰 $3.2B WW box office Total Blue Sky Studios Films 💰 $5B+ WW box office Their last film ‘Nimona’ will not be finished (via @DEADLINE | https://deadline.com/...) https://twitter.com/...
Henry Gilbert / @henereyg: They won't even get to release a nearly complete film. This is corporate sociopathy at its most blatant, Disney execs clearly were thinking “We have Feature, TV, and Pixar animation, why keep Blue Sky?” and boom hundreds of people lose their jobs. Terrible https://twitter.com/...
@coopercooperco: Damn. A friend used to work here. Said that, at that time anyways, it was the only animation studio he could work at that had a normal 40 hour work week. https://twitter.com/...
Pamela Ribon / @pamelaribon: Blue Sky was filled with funny, talented, passionate, creative artists who welcomed you in as family. I'm so sad you won't get to see NIMONA. We were doing something pretty great. https://deadline.com/...
Sweet Rabbit / @cosmicrewinds: IM SO ANGRY I COULD CRY https://twitter.com/...
Inej Ghafa Knife Wife / @heatwavves: do yall see how evil this fucking mouse company is https://twitter.com/...
Di McCay / @localsundeity: Just so we're clear: Fuck Disney, and their monopoly building ass bullshit https://twitter.com/...
Petrana Radulovic / Polygon: Disney shutting down Blue Sky Studios, the creator of Ice Age
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
CBS says it had an overall Super Bowl audience of 96.4M, down from 102.1M last year, and averaged 5.7M viewers per minute of the streaming broadcast, up 65% YoY — CBS announced today that Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs set a new streaming record.
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ViacomCBS Press Express: SUPER BOWL LV DELIVERS TOTAL AUDIENCE OF 96.4 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING RECORD-SETTING DIGITAL NUMBERS
Mónica Marie Zorrilla / Variety: TV Ratings: CBS' Super Bowl LV Telecast Draws About 92 Million Viewers, Sets Streaming Record
Frank Pallotta / CNN: Super Bowl LV ratings are in: They're a disappointment
Aleeya Mayo / Insider: Super Bowl LV attracted the fewest viewers of any Super Bowl in the last 10 years
John Ourand / @ourand_sbj: CBS: Super Bowl drew 96.4 million viewers “across all platforms, including the CBS Television Network, CBS Sports and NFL digital properties, Buccaneers and Chiefs mobile properties, Verizon Media mobile properties and ESPN Deportes television and digital properties.”
Dominic Patten / Deadline: Super Bowl Viewership Drops To Multi-Decade Low For NFL; Most Streamed Game Ever
Richard Collings / Adweek: Diversity in Super Bowl Ads Fails to Reflect the Audience
Christopher Zara / Fast Company: How this year's lousy Super Bowl ratings measure up to past games
Simon Dumenco / Ad Age: ICYMI: Watch the hilarious ‘SNL’ Zillow ad spoof
Kevin Eck / TVSpy: Kansas City and Boston Top Local Super Bowl Ratings
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Super Bowl LV hits streaming record as total TV viewership falls
Steven Zeitchik / @zeitchikwapo: That's the bad news. The good news: The next-most-watched regular program, the Oscars, peaked lower and has fallen faster: 57m in 1998—>23.6m last year
Steven Zeitchik / @zeitchikwapo: If the SB can get back to 100m next year we'll say this season was an anomaly and the floor remains high. If it stays in the 90's, we might be in a new/earlier era...
Rudy Takala / Mediaite: DeSantis Defends Maskless Super Bowl: ‘How the Hell Am I Going to Be Able to Drink a Beer with a Mask?’
Steven Zeitchik / @zeitchikwapo: What's striking when you look at Super Bowl viewership is how it climbed for a whole bunch of years before 2015 and how it has fallen steadily most years since. The peak, as they say, is clearly behind us. (1/)
Steven Zeitchik / @zeitchikwapo: Average Super Bowl audience (incl streaming in recent years) 2008: 97.5 million 2009: 98.7 2010: 106.5 2011: 111 2012: 111.3 2013: 108.7 2014: 112.2 *2015: 114.4 * 2016: 113.3 2017: 113 2018: 103.4 2019: 100.7 2020: 102.1 2021: 96.4
John Ourand / @ourand_sbj: This game will be the most viewed U.S. telecast of 2021 by a long shot. The ratings drop of about 9% is in line with the regular season ratings drop of 7%. The NFL remains as the most powerful TV product in America.
Steven Zeitchik / @zeitchikwapo: Oh, and re footprint: Super Bowl viewership in fact outpaced U.S. population growth in the first half of the 2010's (+8% vs +4%) but has plummeted since (-16% vs +4%)
John Ourand / @ourand_sbj: The Super Bowl shows that when it comes to ratings, a competitive game matters more than any other factor. This game was the second biggest Super Bowl blowout in the last 18 years, per the CBS release.
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: Lowest since 2007, no? https://twitter.com/...
Tom Mantzouranis / @themantz: The interesting thing about the Super Bowl ratings to me is the context. There were, ostensibly, fewer parties/group watchings of the game this year, which you would think would lead to more individual TV sets tuning in. That ratings are down in spite of that is interesting.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: CBS' Super Bowl Sinks 9% In Viewing, Streaming Rises 65%
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Fox News signs CEO Suzanne Scott to a multi-year agreement, extending her contract — Fox News Media has announced that CEO Suzanne Scott has signed to a multi-year agreement with Fox Corporation in a sign of support for the Fox News head. — Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer …
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Fox Corp.'s Tubi Estimated To Grow To $1B In Revenues, $300M For Current Year
foxcorporation: FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott Signs New Multi-Year Agreement with Fox Corporation
Brian Steinberg / Variety: Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott Extends Contract
Justine Coleman / The Hill: Fox Corp. signs Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott to new multiyear deal
Joe Flint / @jbflint: Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch signs Fox News Group Chief Suzanne Scott to new long-term deal and stresses network will stay center right. https://www.wsj.com/... via @WSJ
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch announce they're extending tenure of Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, citing her “stellar leadership and business acumen.” FNC ratings are in worst standing in years & it is fighting a 2.7B lawsuit. Murdochs/Scott bet hard on Trump. https://www.foxcorporation.com/ ...
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap: Fox Ad Revenue Jumps 14% in 2020 Election Quarter
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times: Suzanne Scott, the chief executive of Fox News, will extend her tenure at the network.
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: #BREAK: Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott will *stay* at the network and has “extended her term with the company,” Lachlan Murdoch announces on Fox Corp. Q2 earnings call. There had been rumors/reports she was on the way out...
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap: Fox Corp Extends Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott's Contract
Fox reports net Q2 income of $230M, down from $314M a year ago, on revenue of $4.09B, up 8% YoY; ad revenue increased 14% YoY
Fox reports net Q2 income of $230M, down from $314M a year ago, on revenue of $4.09B, up 8% YoY; ad revenue increased 14% YoY
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Colby Hall / Mediaite: Lachlan Murdoch Sends Surprising Signal of Fox News' Future Editorial Direction: 'We Don't Need to Go Further Right'
Tara Lachapelle / @taralach: Are Donald Trump and Newsmax any match for Fox News? This morning's earnings report from $FOXA suggests not. My column in December explained why that would be the case: https://www.bloomberg.com/... via @bopinion
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: Lachlan Murdoch spent the majority of his time talking about Tubi, which he says will eventually be “a billion-dollar business.” Every media co. right now feels need to assure investors/analysts that they have a solid streaming strategy.
Alex Weprin / @alexweprin: Fox expects political advertising records to continue to be broken: “When you have a Senate and House so finely balanced, I think we will see these records broken in two years and four years” Lachlan Murdoch says.
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost: Suzanne Scott Re-Ups As Fox News CEO
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Reddit raises $250M+ Series E led by Vy Capital at a $6B valuation, doubling in value since its last funding round in February 2019 — Its WallStreetBets community played a prominent role in recent stock-trading frenzy — Reddit Inc. doubled its valuation to $6 billion in a new round …
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Nate Geraci / @nategeraci: “It's a good market to fundraise. Valuations are very high right now.” -Reddit CEO Reddit raises $250mil at $6bil valuation. Clubhouse recently raised $100mil at $1bil valuation. @WSJ https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Jacob Silverman / @silvermanjacob: 15 years of operation, one of the most popular websites in the world, and Reddit is still an unprofitable startup raising VC money https://www.wsj.com/...
Jay Yarow / @jyarow: No SPAC? https://redditblog.com/...
Daniel Tenreiro / National Review: The Subtle Wisdom of Tesla's Bitcoin Purchases
Adam Levitan / @adamlevitan: Even Reddit itself capitalizing on the Reddit pump-n-dumps. #howrich https://www.cnbc.com/...
Harold Maass / The Week: The daily business briefing: February 9, 2021
Ilyse Liffreing / Ad Age: How Super Bowl commercials scored on digital and social media: Tuesday Wake-Up Call
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Reddit now valued at $6 billion with latest $250 million funding round
Todd Spangler / Variety: Reddit, Wall Street's New Bête Noire, Now Valued at $6 Billion After Fresh Funding
Alex Konrad / @alexrkonrad: This Company Raised $50 Million For Each Second Of Its Super Bowl Ad https://twitter.com/...
Sar Haribhakti / @sarthakgh: Reddit raised 250 mil Very weird to not see names of new investors here https://redditblog.com/...
Max Woolf / @minimaxir: At the risk of sounding like the “they changed it so it sucks” crowd, the changes Reddit keeps making to try and push monetization are slowly pushing me away from the site by robbing it of its simplicity. https://redditblog.com/...
Hamza Shaban / @hshaban: “We have raised more than $250 million...We decided that now was the right opportunity to make strategic investments in Reddit including video, advertising, consumer products, and expanding into international markets.” https://redditblog.com/...
Isobel Asher Hamilton / Insider: Reddit has raised $250 million and doubled its valuation to $6 billion following the GameStop trading saga
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times: Reddit boosts valuation with $250m fundraising
Kate Clark / The Information: Reddit Valued at $6 Billion
Sara Fischer / Axios: Reddit raises $250 million at $6 billion valuation
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk: Investors Pump $250M Into Reddit Following Social Media Site's Role in GameStop Mania
Ross A. Lincoln / The Wrap: Reddit Raises $250 Million After #WallStreetBets Dust-Up
Allana Akhtar / Insider: Reddit's CEO said r/WallStreetBets - the forum cheering GameStop's unlikely rally - demonstrates the power of ‘everyday people’ over institutional investors
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Spotify confirms it is testing its live lyrics feature in the US — Do you miss all the time you used to spend crammed in tiny karaoke rooms, belting out showtunes until three in the morning? So do we, but Spotify might have something that will help with your impromptu singalongs.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Spotify expands limited beta test of Apple Music-style live lyrics feature to the US
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Internal memo: Bloomberg Media is expecting $100M+ in consumer subscription revenue in 2021, forecasting 400,000 subscribers, up from 250,000 in 2020 — Bloomberg Media is expecting to bring in at least $100 million in consumer subscription revenue in 2021, according to an internal memo sent to staff from CEO Justin Smith.
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Twitter - Investor Relations:
Twitter reports Q4 revenue of $1.29B, up 28% YoY, and average monetizable daily active usage growth of 27% to 192M, net income of $222M, up from $119M YoY — Q4 was a strong finish to the year with revenue of $1.29 billion, up 28% year over year, reflecting better-than-expected performance across all major products and geographies.
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Sean Burch / The Wrap: Twitter Surpasses 190 Million Daily Users, Beats Wall Street's Q4 Revenue Estimates
Todd Spangler / Variety: Twitter Gains 5 Million Daily Users in Q4, Projects Solid Growth in Q1 After Donald Trump Ban
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Twitter kept gaining new users after it banned Trump
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC: Twitter beats on earnings and revenue, but warns expenses will grow more than 25% this year
Juli Clover / MacRumors: Twitter Expects Apple's App Tracking Transparency Changes to Have ‘Modest Impact’ on Revenue
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Twitter expects ‘modest impact’ on ad revenue due to iOS 14 privacy changes
@twitterir: In the months leading up to the US election, we announced a series of policy, enforcement and product changes to add context, encourage thoughtful consideration, and reduce the potential for misleading information. $TWTR https://twitter.com/...
@twitterir: We recently announced a multi-year global video content deal with NBCUniversal that will provide people on Twitter with premium content across NBCU properties from key events. $TWTR https://twitter.com/...
@cnbcnow: EARNINGS: Twitter Q4 EPS $0.38 Adj. vs. $0.31 Est.; Q4 Revs. $1.29B vs. $1.19B Est. • $TWTR warns expenses will grow more than 25% this year https://www.cnbc.com/... https://twitter.com/...
China will soon award all media accreditation based on social media history, causing some who reported on Wuhan to fear their credentials will be stripped — China will soon award media accreditation based on social media history. Journalists who uncovered the early truths about the coronavirus …
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Journalism Festival / @journalismfest: How China's pandemic propaganda muzzles citizen journalists. Media accreditation soon to be based on social media history. Journalists who uncovered early truths re Covid in China may have press credentials removed https://www.dw.com/... via @marklittlenews
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen / @rasmus_kleis: Inconvenient - perhaps even disharmonious? - truths: “China will soon award media accreditation based on social media history. Journalists who uncovered the early truths about the coronavirus in China fear that their press credentials will be stripped.” https://www.dw.com/...
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
As conservative talk radio superstar Rush Limbaugh fights lung cancer, his industry faces aging and shrinking audiences, competition from new tech, and more — The medium he pioneered is struggling to find new voices and a younger audience as podcasts and other digital media take over.
Dexter Thomas / VICE:
Police officers in Beverly Hills have played licensed music while being filmed by citizens, seemingly in an effort to trigger social networks' copyright filters — Police officers in Beverly Hills have been playing music while being filmed, seemingly in an effort to trigger Instagram's copyright filters.
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Jonathan McIntosh / @radicalbytes: Show me an example of the technocorporate dystopia we are all living in https://twitter.com/...
Brian Feldman / BNet: are we using uwu wrong
@doctorow: Instagram's copyright policy suggests that videos with incidental music are permitted, but the company's filters are incapable of distinguishing “incidental” and “non-incidental” use, while its appeals process is longrunning production Kafka's Trial. https://pluralistic.net/... 4/
@doctorow: They're a bad idea because they create a backdoor system for censorship of any and all material - because they fray the fabric of our online speech forums, and give bullies a devastating weapon to use against those who document their crimes. eof/
@doctorow: Copyright filters are a terrible idea, not just because they have all but eliminated the ability of musicians to perform classical music online: https://pluralistic.net/... 9/
@doctorow: Exactly a year later, BLM protest videos started disappearing from the internet thanks to copyfraud and overactive copyright filters. https://pluralistic.net/... 8/
@doctorow: Back in 2019, anti-racist activists experimented with playing copyrighted music at Nazi rallies to make them unpostable on social media. At the time, I warned that this would end badly. https://memex.craphound.com/ ... 7/
Mark Chiusano / @mjchiusano: “BHPD's recent behavior suggests that at least some cops believe they can prevent themselves from being filmed or livestreamed by playing copyrighted music, which would have serious implications for more serious incidents of police misconduct.” https://www.vice.com/...
@doctorow: Nor merely because they allow giant companies to steal from independent video creators: https://pluralistic.net/... 10/
Kjerstin Johnson / @kajerstin: I too used to blast Sublime when I thought I was going to be in trouble (with my mom) https://www.vice.com/...
@doctorow: Moreover, the platforms use a “copystrike” system, which means that cops who successfully deploy this tactic can chip away at activists' presence on the system - three strikes and their accounts are permanently removed. 5/
@doctorow: As @dexdigi writes for @vicenews, this form of copyfraud has a failsafe: if the filter doesn't block the livestream, the archived footage might be easily removed through copyright complaints. 3/
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Filing: Netflix cut ad spending from $1.88B to $1.45B globally in 2020; one estimate says Netflix cut Facebook spending by more than half to $21.6M — The race to sign up subscribers in the streaming wars is a test of marketing prowess as much as it is of programming strength.