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11:50 PM ET, February 28, 2022

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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 …
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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
Deadline:
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.
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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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Bloomberg:
Sources: Ailsa Leslie will replace Gordon Thomson as Mail+'s editor, as the Daily Mail's paid digital product undergoes a review that could involve staff cuts