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12:20 AM ET, September 7, 2017

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Washington Post:
Facebook says it sold ~$100K of ads on politically divisive topics to Russia-linked accounts from 6/15-5/17; sources say FB told Congress ads targeted voters  —  Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election …
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Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Facebook shares details on Russia-linked ads: most did not specifically reference the election but divisive social issues; ~25% were geo targeted  —  There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Federal judge dismisses libel suit against Techdirt from Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email, due to difficulty in defining email  —  Judge: Techdirt articles were opinionated and hyperbolic, but not libel.  —  A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier …
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Amazon and Apple are competing with Warner Bros. and others for rights to the James Bond franchise and are willing to pay as much as the studio  —  The franchise, and its future, are up for grabs as Agent 007 is being viewed as one of the last untapped brands that could be a game changer.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Facebook says ad reach estimates from Adverts Manager are based on how many could see the ad, not an area's population, explaining discrepancy with census data  —  Facebook's advertising metrics have again been called into question, after Pivotal Research Group senior analyst Brian Wieser pointed …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Sources: conservative pundit Mercedes Schlapp, who served in the Bush administration, is expected to join the White House in a communications role  —  Conservative pundit Mercedes Schlapp, wife of American Conservative Union chairman Matthew Schlapp, is expected to join the White House …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal  —  IPhone maker plans to pay record labels smaller percentage  —  Paid streaming service has revived music industry; sales up
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Gannett says it's cutting less than 1% of its 20,000+ workforce in a company reorganization  —  Gannett is cutting less than 1 percent of its total workforce in a company-wide reorganization, a Gannett spokesperson told Poynter Wednesday.  —  The cuts were announced to employees by CEO Bob Dickey in a video to employees Wednesday.
Discussion: @jillcallison and @toddbigphoto
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile's unlimited data family plans with two or more lines now include free Netflix, following AT&T bundling free HBO with its Unlimited Plus plan  —  If you've got an unlimited data family plan at T-Mobile, you'll soon be getting free Netflix to go along with it.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Peter Rice has been promoted to president of 21st Century Fox, will retain his roles as chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group  —  Peter Rice has been promoted to president of 21st Century Fox.  He'll keep his chairman and CEO titles for Fox Networks Group as well.  —  Here's the full media release, more to come:
 
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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