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10:45 AM ET, October 22, 2021

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Victoria Traxler / Santa Fe New Mexican:
Sheriff's office: Alec Baldwin discharged a “prop firearm” that killed a cinematographer and injured the movie director of Rust, being filmed near Santa Fe, NM  —  Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a “prop firearm” that killed a cinematographer and injured the director of the movie Rust …
Anna Kramer / Protocol:
Twitter says its research shows its algorithms amplify right-leaning content more than left-leaning content, but doesn't know what causes the amplification  —  Twitter is publicly sharing research findings today that show that the platform's algorithms amplify tweets from right-wing politicians …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Leaked recording: Axel Springer CEO told Politico staffers he made “a mistake” in saying he planned a paywall for Politico: “No decision has been made”  —  Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner told Politico staffers in a company-wide Q&A Thursday that it was …
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap Q3: $1.07B revenue, up 57% YoY, vs. $1.10B est., DAUs up 23% to 306M, net loss down 64% to $72M, blames iOS ATT changes for revenue miss; stock down 20%+  —  - Snap reported its third-quarter earnings on Thursday, missing revenue expectations after Apple's iPhone privacy changes disrupted its advertising business.
Diana Tsui / New York Times:
Profile of Blacktag, a streaming service launched last week as a destination for Black audiences around the world with plans to share IP with creators  —  A new streaming platform wants to be a destination for Black audiences around the world.  —  When Ousman Sahko Sow and Akin Adebowale founded Blacktag …
Washington Post:
China's Tencent removes live broadcasts of Boston Celtics games after the team's center, Enes Kanter, called Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” on social media  —  The Boston Celtics are facing blowback in China after center Enes Kanter posted a video voicing his support for Tibetan independence.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
WarnerMedia reports Q3 results: HBO and HBO Max subscribers reached 69.4M, up 1.9M from Q2 and 12.5M from last year; revenue was $8.4B, up 14.2% YoY  —  But international markets more than made up the difference: Worldwide, there were 69.4 million global HBO Max and HBO subscribers at the end of Q3 …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Government-commissioned report finds UK radio broadcasters fear that makers of smart speakers will hoard listeners' data and slip their own ads into broadcasts  —  Broadcasters fear Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant may gradually sideline UK content  —  Could Alexa kill the radio star?
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Joe Rogan's interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta last week surfaced the network's mischaracterization of Rogan's ivermectin use; CNN's defense erodes its integrity  —  Podcaster Joe Rogan's three-hour interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta last week was an amicable affair, though it got a bit tense …
ABC News:
Trump announces the Trump Media & Technology Group and TRUTH Social, a social network coming in Nov. to “stand up” to Big Tech, in the App Store for preorder  —  The former president has been banned from several platforms.  —  Silenced by many major platforms …
 
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
How the Internet Archive plans to defend its digital lending practices as it appeals a US court's 2023 ruling; IA says it was forced to remove over 500K books

Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
In response to plagiarism allegations, Perplexity CEO Aravind Srinivas says the company “is not ignoring” robots.txt, but does rely on third-party web crawlers

 
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