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1:35 AM ET, November 19, 2022


 Top News: 
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
[Thread] Elon Musk says “new Twitter policy” will deboost and demonetize “negative/hate tweets”, reinstates Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and Babylon Bee  —  New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.
Associated Press:
The White House issues a non-binding request that Mohammed bin Salman should be immune from a lawsuit over Jamal Khashoggi's killing; a judge must now decide  —  The Biden administration declared Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince should be considered immune from a lawsuit over his role …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Robin Wheeler, Twitter's head of ad sales, seems to have left the company, a week after Elon Musk reportedly convinced her to stay; sources say she was fired  —  Robin Wheeler, Twitter's head of ad sales, seems to have left the company yet again, just over a week after Elon Musk reportedly had to convince her not to resign.
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
A look at state-owned Qatar Airways' role as a major sponsor of the World Cup on Fox Sports, and how that sponsorship likely influences coverage  —  In recent weeks, the American TV rights holders for the upcoming World Cup held news conferences ahead of this most unusual tournament in Qatar.
Insider's union says members will not be disciplined for “failure to meet arbitrary metric goals” as of December 1, due to bargaining amid a newsroom reorg  —  ✊WE DID IT!✊ As of December 1st, our union members will no longer be disciplined for failure to meet arbitrary metric goals. This is a monumental change for Insider, and a huge win for our journalists who are thrilled to keep producing phenomenal work.
Media Matters for America:
Fox News decreased crime coverage 63% in the week of the midterms compared to the week prior and 50% compared to the average between Labor Day and November 4  —  Fox News significantly decreased its volume of violent crime coverage in the week of the midterms, down 63% from the week prior.
Josh Rubin / Toronto Star:
The two owners of Torstar, the Toronto Star's parent company, say they expect to resolve their ownership dispute soon as they aim to split up their partnership  —  Speaking at TVO panel, owners say they are looking for a ‘quick divorce’ so newspaper can move on
Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
A Tokyo court orders two people who transformed full-length movies into 10-minute YouTube summaries to pay roughly $3.56M in a copyright suit by media companies  —  Setting aside two hours to watch a movie can be a luxury these days, especially when the busiest among us claim they can guzzle 200 TikTok videos in much less than that.
Discussion: Variety
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
She Said, a movie about Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor's investigation into Harvey Weinstein, is coming out today; survivors consulted and act in the film  —  Five years after allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein, the bombshell investigation that exposed the movie titan …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Drake and 21 Savage agree to a preliminary injunction against resuming their marketing campaign that used a fake Vogue magazine cover  —  Drake and 21 Savage have stopped using Vogue trademarks to promote their new No. 1 album “Her Loss,” and agreed to a preliminary injunction against resuming their campaign.
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DFRLab found 43 Facebook accounts with fake profiles that ran coordinated online campaigns to malign Moroccan journalists; Meta removed the accounts in May 2022
Memo: Gannett plans layoffs, a month after imposing furloughs, giving the news division notice on December 1 and December 2; other divisions will also face cuts
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Katie Robertson / New York Times:
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Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
Internal email: Morning Brew CEO Austin Rief says the outlet plans to lay off 14% of its staff due to “uncertainty” among its advertisers as the economy evolves
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Filing: Roku plans to reduce its workforce by about 5%, representing roughly 200 jobs, in Q4 2022 and into Q1 2023, “due to current economic conditions”