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8:50 PM ET, September 28, 2017

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Twitter finds Russia Today purchased $274K in ads and promoted 1,823 tweets in US in 2016, and pledges to work with FEC and Congress on political ad disclosure  —  Earlier this summer we outlined some of our work to combat bots and networks of manipulation on Twitter.
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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 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Amazon streams its first NFL game Thursday night, Bears vs. Packers, available for free to Prime members  —  Pro football's next streaming experiment starts tonight.  —  When Amazon won the digital rights to stream 10 NFL games this fall — beating rival bidders like Twitter and Facebook …
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 …
Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:   Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman warns of retaliation if the US takes action against Russian government-funded media
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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says iPhone 7 and 8 don't have FM radio chips, after FCC chairman Ajit Pai urges Apple to activate iPhone FM radio chips to help after natural disasters  —  Amidst renewed pressure from the National Association of Broadcasters, FCC chairman Ajit Pai has now issued a statement urging Apple …
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 …
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
Mic:
The Onion's Editor-in-Chief Cole Bolton and executive editor Ben Berkley resign; source says moves are due to tensions over site's direction under Univision  —  Two top editors at the Onion, a satirical news site, have resigned and will leave the company next month, the company confirmed to Mic.
Discussion: @tomgara
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 …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp's Wall Street Journal is ending print editions in Europe and Asia, with final print edition in Europe on Friday, and in Asia a week later  —  Reduction of paper's print presence comes amid broad reorganization of the Journal's editorial structure  —  The Wall Street Journal …
Discussion: Bloomberg
 
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