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1:55 PM ET, November 29, 2022


 Top News: 
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter stopped enforcing its longstanding COVID-19 “harmful misinformation” policy on November 23; more than 11,000 accounts were suspended under the rules  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Elon Musk says Apple mostly stopped advertising on Twitter, asking “do they hate free speech in America?”  —  Apple has cut back on its Twitter advertising, according to Twitter CEO Elon Musk.  In a tweet, Musk said that Apple has “mostly stopped” its Twitter ads, asking if Apple hates “free speech.”
Washington Post:
Source: in Q1 2022, Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending $48M and accounting for over 4% of Twitter's revenue that quarter  —  In a series of tweets, the billionaire says Apple also has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter  —  Elon Musk on Monday went on a tear against Apple …
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
AMC Networks says CEO Christina Spade has stepped down, after joining in September, without giving details on the reason; the board is finalizing a replacement  —  “The AMC Networks board of directors is currently finalizing who it will name as a replacement.”
Source: Yahoo plans to make deals with sports betting companies, start a retail stock trading service, and may buy media outlets to complement its existing ones  —  Yahoo's latest deal underscores its move to boost revenues and use its cash to grow its core businesses, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Mail.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A look at Post.News, a Twitter alternative with an emphasis on moderation and a plan to let users access news from multiple publishers using micropayments  —  When I opened on Monday morning, the top story in my Explore feed was an inspirational story about a cartoon alpaca.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Grid co-founder and CEO Mark Bauman is stepping down; after raising $10M, revenue and audience growth are low, but staff and office costs are high  —  - In a Nov. 7 note to staff announcing his departure, Mark Bauman said he would be transitioning to an advisory role while the company looks …
Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
A coalition of over 70 UK newspaper editors, publishers, and media lawyers call on Justice Secretary Dominic Raab to support a proposed UK anti-SLAPP law  —  Editors urge ministers to end ‘endemic’ use of Slapps - legal cases designed to hinder investigations
Peter Bale / INMA:
An interview with News Corp Australia's managing director Mark Reinke about crossing 1M digital subscribers across its titles and more  —  News Corp Australia has made a decade-long commitment to growing subscription revenue and putting a value on its journalism.
Discussion: @pressgazette
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A US judge rules Devin Nunes can sue NBCU for defamation over a comment by Rachel Maddow concerning his relationship with a suspected Russian agent  —  A U.S. judge on Monday said Devin Nunes, the former California congressman and an ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Hill, Law360 and Bloomberg
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Science and medicine outlet Stat plans to open its first international bureau, in London, in early 2023, led by Andrew Joseph
Tina Dyakon / Poynter:
Google and YouTube provide a $13.2M grant to Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network to support fact-checking initiatives worldwide through 2025
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
The UK government says the updated Online Safety Bill won't force tech giants to remove content that is “legal but harmful”, following free speech complaints
Kate Beioley / Financial Times:
The UK's CMA finds intervention in the music streaming services market will not increase artist earnings as their problems are “unrelated to competition issues”
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Kanishka Singh / Reuters:
The FTC and seven US states settle with Google and iHeartMedia for $9.4M over charges of deceptive Pixel 4 ads with radio personalities in 2019 and 2020
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
In the first town hall after returning to Disney, Bob Iger says he won't stop a hiring freeze, will assess cost structure, and aims to make streaming profitable
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Elon Musk tweets a fake CNN headline image with Don Lemon saying “Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely”
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Guardian, NYT, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País, which were the first to publish WikiLeaks material, urge the US to end its prosecution of Julian Assange
The Guardian:
The BBC says journalist Ed Lawrence, who was covering protests in Shanghai, was detained for several hours and beaten by police, without a credible explanation