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1:35 PM ET, December 16, 2022


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Twitter suspends journalists including the New York Times' Ryan Mac and CNN's Donie O'Sullivan; Elon Musk says the “same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’”  —  Twitter suspended several high-profile journalists Thursday evening who have been covering the company and Elon Musk.
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Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Twitter disables Spaces, after Elon Musk abruptly left a Spaces chat with journalists suspended from the site; Musk says the company is “fixing a legacy bug”  —  Twitter has apparently pulled its Spaces group audio feature, at least temporarily, after Elon Musk joined …
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Elon Musk briefly joined a Twitter Space hosted by a BuzzFeed News tech reporter discussing the latest bans, but left after journalists asked him questions  —  The embattled Twitter CEO briefly appeared in the Twitter Space hosted by BuzzFeed News tech reporter Katie Notopoulos.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: NBC News has suspended tech reporter Ben Collins from NBC and MSNBC airwaves for criticism of Elon Musk that it deemed not editorially appropriate  —  News organizations are scrambling to respond to Elon Musk's suspension from Twitter of prominent journalists whose coverage he objected to.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter suspends Mastodon's account and bans Mastodon links, calling them “harmful” and “malware”, after Mastodon tweeted a jet tracking account on its service  —  A day after Twitter crafted a new policy to explain its decision to ban an account that tracks Elon Musk's private jet, the fallout continues.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter Trust and Safety VP Ella Irwin says the company manually reviewed “any and all accounts” that violated its new privacy policy by linking to ElonJet
Ryan Mac / New York Times:
Twitter updates its private information and media policy with new rules, including suspending accounts “dedicated to sharing someone else's live location”
John Ourand / Sports Business Journal:
E.W. Scripps forms Scripps Sports to bid on media rights, maybe including the NWSL, to broadcast matches on ION Media, pay TV, and direct-to-consumer platforms  —  The E.W. Scripps Co., has emerged as a new bidder for local sports rights, giving MLB, NBA and NHL teams a local broadcast alternative to traditional RSNs.
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Five agency executives say Netflix is delivering ~80% of the expected viewers for its ad-supported tier and structured its ad deals to release any unspent money  —  For as quickly as Netflix brought its ad-supported tier to market, the streamer's advertising business is off to a slow start.
Bari Weiss / The Free Press:
Bari Weiss describes sifting through Twitter internal archives using dates and names as search terms and says her team didn't cherry-pick files to fit an agenda  —  'I'm not going to spend $44 billion to reinstate a satire blog,' Elon Musk said.  ‘I did it because I was worried about the future of civilization.’
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