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2:15 PM 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 …
Revue:
Twitter now lets users subscribe to Revue newsletters directly from tweets in the timeline  —  Anna from Revue  —  I know you don't normally hear from me on a Friday, but I've got something pretty great to announce: … This is all part of our mission to help you grow.
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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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Axel Springer CEO denies that the company planned to appoint Axios “top management” as EIC of Politico and says there is no intention now to buy Axios  —  With the German media giant under fire at home, billionaire CEO Mathias Döpfner—all six-foot-seven of him …
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
FTC study on the six largest ISPs finds that some fail to fully inform consumers on how their data is monetized, such as using browsing history to serve up ads  —  Internet service providers fail to disclose to consumers how they use sensitive data, obscure privacy practices and make it difficult …
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.
Michael Hobbes / Confirm My Choices:
The media's warnings about the illiberal left fall apart under scrutiny, create moral panics, and are used to justify anti-democratic measures  —  During the 1990s, the media convinced Americans that frivolous lawsuits were out of control.  —  The canonical example was the 1994 “McDonald's hot coffee” case.
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.
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 …
 
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Jeremy Fuster / The Wrap:
FilmLA: overall filming in LA is up 6% in Q3, TV production is up 22%, and reality TV is up 146% when compared with pre-COVID averages in 2016-2019
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
A look at the challenges of producing vinyl records, from production logjams to aging equipment, as the medium's popularity returns
Bruce Alpert / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The FBI took 12 years to answer a Times-Picayune FOIA request, four years after the case it concerned ended, an example of how broken FOIA is
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google lowers Play Store subscription fees to 15% and fees for ebooks and on-demand music streaming services to “as low as 10%”; IAP cut seems to be unaffected
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Jason Nelson / Decrypt:
The Associated Press partners with crypto company Chainlink to authenticate data about elections, sports, and more via its blockchain
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
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