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10:50 AM ET, September 7, 2017

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Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Facebook says most of ~3K Russia-linked ads during US Presidential campaign referenced divisive social issues, not the election, and that ~25% were geo-targeted  —  There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 US election about Russian interference in the electoral process.
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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 …
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; appeal planned  —  Judge: Techdirt articles were opinionated and hyperbolic, but not libel.  —  A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu partner to offer both services in a bundle to US students for $4.99/month, will offer other bundles to more customers in future  —  Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook videos and “live” streams described as showing Hurricane Irma's effects gain millions of views despite showing storms from 2016  —  A page purports to show “live” footage of the effects of Irma  —  New York (CNN)Videos and live streams described as showing the effects …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
BBC begins experimenting with interactive radio plays designed for Amazon's Alexa devices and Google Home, letting listeners choose how the story unfolds  —  The BBC is known for producing radio plays, but the format is about to get a high-tech twist: a new experiment by the broadcasting company …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Roma Khanna, formerly of MGM Television and NBCUniversal, is named CEO of Sean Combs' Revolt TV, which is backed by Comcast  —  Former MGM Studios TV Group & Digital president Roma Khanna has been named CEO of Revolt Media and TV.  At the music-themed digital cable network …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Scribd partners with New York Times to offer US students a $1.87/week bundle and will share any revenue  —  Scribd, the San Francisco-based startup that wants to be the Netflix for text, has a new plan to lure more subscribers: Give them The New York Times.  —  This morning, Scribd announced a new two-for-one deal for students.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Facebook is undermining its fact checking efforts by withholding data from its media partners, citing user privacy, such as which false stories are most popular  —  A once-touted plan to fact-check stories is being hindered by the company's refusal to share information.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vox Media sells SB Nation's original 10-part “Foul Play” series, exploring untold sporting scandals, to Verizon for its Go90 streaming service  —  Digital-media player Vox Media has sold its first original TV show to Verizon's Go90: SB Nation's “Foul Play,” a 10-episode true-crime docu-series …
Discussion: @voxmediainc
 
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Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Tab Media, which runs The Tab and and lifestyle website Babe, raises $6M from News Corp. and Balderton Capital to produce more original content, more
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
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
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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Discussion: Digiday and The Atlantic