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11:50 PM ET, February 28, 2022


 Top News: 
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts labeling tweets that link to Russian state-backed media outlets and plans to label other countries' state media outlets “in the coming weeks”  —  Twitter announced new measures to prevent disinformation tied to the Russian government from spreading on Monday in light …
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix won't add any Russian channels in the country “given the current situation” despite a regulation requiring it to add 20 federal channels from March 1  —  Russian rule requires services with more than 100,000 subscribers to carry some 20 Russian channels
Disney pauses the release of theatrical films in Russia “given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine”, and is working with NGOs “to provide urgent aid” to refugees  —  UPDATED with MPA statement: Hollywood hasn't been the most bullish about taking an action that would dent …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Meta restricts access to “several accounts” in Ukraine, including “some Russian state media organizations”, at the request of the Ukrainian government  —  It's also ‘reviewing other Government requests’ to restrict these accounts  —  Facebook has blocked access …
Dylan Byers / Puck:
Sources: The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet will announce his resignation and pass control to managing editor Joe Kahn in the coming months  —  A coronation appears cemented at The Times.  Meanwhile, a new detail emerges in the race to hire Jeff Zucker's replacement.
Washington Post:
Several media commentators drew criticism for casual racism after describing Ukrainians as “so like us” or more “civilized” than Iraqis, Afghanis, or Syrians  —  Russia's invasion of Ukraine shocked the world as the largest cross-border European conflict in decades.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The UK's Ofcom launches 15 investigations into the due impartiality of RT news programming over 14 hours of broadcasting on Sunday as Russia invaded Ukraine  —  UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened 15 new investigations into the due impartiality of RT's news programming.
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU will ban “Kremlin's media machine”, including state-owned RT, Sputnik, and their subsidiaries
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Axios names Jamie Stockwell, most recently an NYT deputy national editor, as executive editor for Axios Local to expand coverage to 50 cities by the end of 2023  —  Axios on Monday named Jamie Stockwell, a local news veteran, who most recently served as a deputy national editor at the New York Times …
Jay Bonggolto / Android Central:
TikTok confirms it is rolling out support for uploading up to 10-minute videos worldwide, up from three minutes  —  The new capability is rolling out to everyone worldwide.  —  What you need to know  — TikTok has confirmed the global rollout of 10-minute video uploads.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Axel Springer announces Axel Springer Insider Ventures to invest in media startups, starting with podcast company Spooler, which will produce shows with Insider  —  Insider and its parent, German publishing giant Axel Springer, are investing in a new podcast company called Spooler, Insider CEO Henry Blodget tells Axios.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
ESPN rebrands The Undefeated to Andscape as the Black-focused site expands into publishing, live events, music, TV, and film  —  The operation will continue to cover the intersection of race, sports and culture but will expand into publishing, live events, music, TV and film.
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Mollie Cahillane / Adweek:
Comscore CEO Bill Livek plans to retire after 40+ years in media measurement, serving as non-executive vice chairman through mid-2024 once a successor is named
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Sources: MLB and NBC Sports have had serious talks about broadcasting this season's games on Peacock; MLB wants $100M to $150M from NBC and Apple for its games
Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
BritBox will stream the 75th BAFTA film awards ceremony, which will return to an in-person ceremony, exclusively in the US, Canada, and South Africa on March 13
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