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9:05 AM ET, November 29, 2022


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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.”
Andy Fry / Digital TV Europe:
AMC Networks' Acorn TV website says the streaming service is shutting down in South Africa at the end of 2022 as AMC+ expands internationally  —  In a sudden and unexpected move, AMC Networks-owned stream Acorn TV has told subscribers in South Africa that it is shutting down.
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 …
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  —  Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said he won't remove the company's hiring freeze and that he will reassess …
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
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
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”  —  Elon Musk, the mega-billionaire who is the new owner of Twitter, on Monday posted a meme with a fake headline attributed …
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  —  Journalist Ed Lawrence was beaten after being arrested at a protest against China's strict Covid restrictions, broadcaster says
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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
Netflix hasn't released box office figures for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery; sources estimate it earned $15M+ during its week-long run in ~600 theaters
CNN names Phil Mattingly as its Chief White House Correspondent and MJ Lee as Senior White House Correspondent
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
John McAndrew, who was GB News' editorial director and director of news and programmes at its launch, joins the BBC as director of news programmes
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times announces leadership changes: Janine Gibson becomes FT Weekend editor, Matthew Garrahan will lead digital platforms and strategy, and more
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
New York Times:
Yahoo takes a ~25% stake in Taboola and plans to use Taboola's ad tech as part of a 30-year exclusive deal expected to generate $1B+ in annual revenue
Riley de León / CNBC:
Time President Keith Grossman, a staunch advocate of crypto and NFTs at Time, is leaving to be the president of enterprise at crypto trading service MoonPay

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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

An investigation details how scammers are using crypto ATMs to commit fraud; the FBI says US losses from scams carried out via crypto ATMs was $120M+ in 2023

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