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3:55 PM ET, September 28, 2017

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Tony Romm / Recode:
Twitter told Congressional investigators it found ~200 Russia-linked accounts with 22 directly matching the 470 accounts Facebook identified  —  The company met with House and Senate investigators who are probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.  —  Twitter has found roughly 200 …
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New York Times:
Twitter comes under Congressional scrutiny as Russia-linked accounts found to tweet about NFL protests, spread misinformation, and share anti-Clinton stories  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After a weekend when Americans took to social media to debate President Trump's admonishment of N.F.L. players …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Trump and some liberals say Facebook helped their opponents, but Facebook's role was different: enabling discussions, voter registration, and candidate outreach  —  I want to respond to President Trump's tweet this morning claiming Facebook has always been against him.
The Hill:
Senate committee investigating potential Russian election interference invites Facebook execs to testify on Nov. 1; source says Google and Twitter also invited
Leslie Shaffer / CNBC:
Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91  —  Playboy magazine was founded more than 60 years ago to create a niche upscale men's magazine, combining images of nude women with in-depth articles and interviews.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
YouTube now requires accounts linking to sites like Patreon or sites selling merchandise to sign up to YouTube Partner Program  —  YouTube is adding new requirements for users who link out to crowdfunding campaigns or other external sites in their videos.  Users must now join …
Discussion: The Next Web and Polygon
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
NowThis launches its Newsroom project, a Twitter-based breaking news reporting service run by Reported.ly's P. Kim Bui and Andy Carvin  —  “To us, it's a workspace — a place where a group of NowThis journalists can help the public better understand how emerging news stories develop while giving …
Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Interview with Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, and Larry Jackson on how to continue to grow the service, as it tops 30M paying subscribers  —  “I don't believe that what exists right now is enough.”  Jimmy Iovine, who runs Apple Music — originally Beats, the music service …
Ken Doctor / TheStreet:
Source: New York Times, FT, and WSJ are not participating in Facebook's news subscriptions initiative; Washington Post, Economist, Tronc, Hearst are signed up  —  As Facebook Inc. (FB) faces challenges on multiple fronts — legal, regulatory, political and competitive …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
David Ford / Fusion Media Group:
Gizmodo Media Group launches standalone site Earther, focused on environmental issues, led by Managing Editor Maddie Stone and Ari Phillips  —  Gizmodo Media Group, a division of FMG, today announced the launch of Earther (Earther.com), a new website dedicated to reporting on topics and issues that impact the future of our planet.
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
South Carolina circuit court judge rules political blogger Will Folks will not face jail time for refusing to identify sources in libel case  —  South Carolina Circuit Court Judge William Keesley ruled this week that political blogger Will Folks will not go to jail for defying a court order …
Discussion: @scmitchp and Post and Courier
 
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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Oxford University researchers find Twitter bots spread misinfo and propaganda at higher rates in 2016 battleground states in 10-day period around Election Day
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Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Paul Horner, who published some of the most popular fake news stories of the 2016 election cycle, has died aged 38 in a suspected accidental overdose