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12:55 PM ET, June 17, 2022


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Sources: USA Today has removed 23 articles from its website after an audit of the work of breaking news reporter Gabriela Miranda revealed fabricated sources  —  The articles were removed after an investigation identified fabricated sources in stories by a breaking news reporter.
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Roku raises its ad revenue share for ad-supported streaming channels to 45% from 40% and requires linear channels to use Roku's ad insertion technology and CDN  —  In recent weeks, Roku began to send notices to many of its content partners, informing them that it would change a key distribution agreement.
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed News names Karolina Waclawiak, its top culture editor, as editor in chief  —  Ms. Waclawiak, a six-year BuzzFeed veteran, has served as the site's top culture editor.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
TikTok's global business solutions head says TikTok is an entertainment platform, not a social network like Facebook, and hasn't seen a slowdown in ad revenue  —  - Facebook is openly copying TikTok, and calling it out as a significant competitor.  — But Blake Chandlee …
Laura Wagner / Defector:
The Athletic's founder said it would run independently, but the NYT has told staff not to express political beliefs, though what counts as political is vague  —  When The New York Times acquired The Athletic in January, the bosses who got rich from the deal roundly assured Athletic staffers that not much of anything would change.
Tom Grundy / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
Hong Kong has barred several independent news outlets and wire services from attending the inauguration of leader John Lee and from other festivities on July 1  —  Hong Kong has effectively barred several independent newspapers, international media outlets and news wires from attending …
Washington Post:
A look at the backlash among hosts and listeners of conservative Miami station Radio Mambí after its sale to two Latinas who worked for the Democrats  —  The sale of conservative Radio Mambí to Democratic owners has become a flash point in a debate about Spanish-language misinformation
Rachel Kaser / VentureBeat:
VersusGame, a mobile app that lets content creators pose “prediction contests” to viewers for cash and prizes, has raised a $25M Series A  —  VersusGame announced it has raised $25 million in a new fundraising round.  It plans to use the funding to develop its platform and staff as well as augment its partnership efforts.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Chris Licht is exploring ways for CNN to depend less on TV ratings, including new sponsored show segments and a premium section for the CNN website  —  Throughout much of his career in TV, Chris Licht has obsessed over ratings, often scrutinizing viewership data on a minute …
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Researchers say Big Tech's political ad bans are a charade and likely had minimal impact on curbing misinformation while hurting smaller advocacy groups
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