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3:40 PM ET, November 29, 2022

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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 …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Elon Musk says Apple mostly stopped advertising on Twitter, asking “do they hate free speech in America?”
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
Axios:
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
AMC Networks is planning to lay off 20% of its staff, and CEO Christina Spade is stepping down abruptly, after joining in September  —  Company has been under pressure from cord-cutting as Americans turn to streaming services  —  AMC Networks Inc. said it is planning to lay off about 20% …
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
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
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 …
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
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  —  The grant will establish a $12 million Global Fact Check Fund to support worldwide fact-checking initiatives through 2025.
STAT:
Science and medicine outlet Stat plans to open its first international bureau, in London, in early 2023, led by Andrew Joseph  —  Elaine Chen and John Wilkerson join STAT's expanding reporting team  —  BOSTON — STAT, the preeminent media company reporting on health, science, and medicine …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @rickberke
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  —  Britain will not force tech giants to remove content that is “legal but harmful” from their platforms after campaigners …
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.
 
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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”
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
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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