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8:30 AM ET, November 19, 2023

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Sources: Apple pauses all its advertising on X after Elon Musk's endorsement of an antisemitic X post and a report that Apple ads ran next to pro-Nazi content  —  - The left-leaning nonprofit Media Matters for America published a report Thursday that highlighted Apple, IBM …
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New York Times:
Disney says it is pausing spending on X, joining Lionsgate and IBM  —  Disney, Apple and Lionsgate halted marketing on X, formerly Twitter, as Elon Musk faced a furor over antisemitic abuse on his social media platform.  —  The blowback over Elon Musk's endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory …
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global, Lionsgate, and Comcast suspend ads on X, joining other media and tech companies  —  - Apple has paused its online advertising campaigns on X, formerly Twitter, after owner Elon Musk made antisemitic comments on the platform.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
IBM suspends its advertising on X after Media Matters said X has been placing ads for IBM, Apple, Oracle, Xfinity, and NBCU's Bravo alongside pro-Nazi material  —  Tech company's move is the latest setback to Linda Yaccarino's efforts to convince brands Elon Musk's platform is safe
Nicholas Vinocur / Politico:
Internal note: the European Commission plans to “temporarily suspend” X advertising over widespread disinformation concerns and to avoid “reputational damage”
Financial Times:
Sources: Jeff Zucker's RedBird IMI, alongside the Abu Dhabi royal family, backs the Barclay family's £1.1B bid for the Telegraph after Axel Springer pulled out  —  Investor run by former CNN boss offers to help finance deal as German publisher Axel Springer pulls out of auction
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Kate Dwyer / New York Times:
An oral history of Jezebel: its start, influencing other feminist blogs, how its writers developed their voices, its tone after Donald Trump's win, and more  —  The site defined an era of feminism for millions of readers.  According to its editors and writers, it was also an exhilarating place to work.
Associated Press:
Russia adds The Moscow Times, an online newspaper that operates outside the country and is popular among Russia's expatriates, to its “foreign agents” list  —  Russia's Justice Ministry on Friday added The Moscow Times, an online newspaper popular among Russia's expatriate community …
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Univision faces growing Latino backlash for its handling of a November 7 Trump interview, as 70+ groups send a protest letter and Congress members ask to meet  —  Members of Congress plan to ask for a meeting with a company executive, as a famous actor, one of Univision's founders and Latino rights advocacy groups speak out
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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
TikTok removes videos promoting Osama Bin Laden's “Letter to America” that justified the 9/11 attacks, but calls reports that they were trending “inaccurate”
Max Tani / Semafor:
Fox News and radio host Mark Levin endorsed Ted Cruz in 2016 and is endorsing Ron DeSantis for 2024 without disclosing his stepson's work for both candidates  —  The Scoop  —  A powerful right-wing media figure who described himself as “all in for DeSantis” has a family connection to the campaign.
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Alan Rusbridger / Prospect:
In her memoir, Nadine Dorries, the UK's former culture secretary, alleges that a non-executive director of the BBC tried to influence her choice of Ofcom chair  —  A potential cover-up I unearthed in the weeds of Nadine Dorries's book remains a mystery.  It has damaged the BBC …
 
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
The Golden Globes will air live on CBS, stream on Paramount+, and be available in the CBS app on January 7, 2024, after ending its longtime association with NBC
Giulia Petroni / Wall Street Journal:
Italy's competition watchdog opens an investigation into whether Meta has failed to provide adequate information on how to mark branded content on Instagram
Tom Jones / Poynter:
In a podcast interview, Amazon Prime Video and Fox Sports anchor Charissa Thompson admits she would sometimes fabricate reports when she was a sideline reporter
Elias Leight / Billboard:
Email: Apple added Apple Music fraud protections, like “financial adjustments” for repeat fraudsters, in 2022, resulting in a 30% drop in streaming manipulation
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Anne Branigin / Washington Post:
A profile of legal reporter Meghann Cuniff, who became popular via social media, particularly Black Twitter, for covering hip-hop stars' trials and tribulations
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: the Los Angeles Times bans nearly a dozen staff who signed a letter condemning Israel's bombing of Gaza from covering the war for at least three months
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Over a dozen Jewish celebrities and creators confronted TikTok executives on a call, urging them to do more to address antisemitism and harassment on the app
 

 
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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%

OCCRP:
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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