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9:35 AM ET, October 13, 2017

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Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey again says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions”, after it broke its silence on suspension of Rose McGowan  —  Twitter has abruptly broken its own policy of not commenting on individual accounts to explain why it temporarily suspended …
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Rose McGowan's Twitter account was restricted because Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets  —  BuzzFeed News has learned that Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets; it can only take action on accounts.
Discussion: Fortune, @s_m_i and @jenstar
Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's threats of government action against NBC violate the First Amendment even if he takes no action, earlier legal opinions indicate  —  Donald Trump turned his Twitter ire on NBC and the NFL this past week.  But beyond just criticizing them, Trump is threatening to punish the network …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Facebook statements on political ad reviewing lack clarity in some areas: review guidelines, which topics are “debatable social issues”, what varies by region  —  Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook's role in our modern political infrastructure is finally coming into focus.
Discussion: Global Editors Network and NPR
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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is committed to helping Congressional investigators publicly release Russia-linked ads and info on user targeting
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches an iOS app so musicians can see real-time streaming data and audience demographics, with Android version coming in a few weeks  —  In the music streaming era, access to data is king.  Artists want to know how their music is being discovered, who's listening, where …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Investment group calls on 21st Century Fox to overhaul board and review culture, seeks resignation of audit committee chair, after Fox News harassment issues  —  An organization that advises several union pension funds invested in Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox called on Thursday …
Discussion: New York Times and @emilysteel
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
MuckRock has raised $440,000 from The Knight Foundation and The Democracy Fund to expand reach, grow subscriber base, and more  —  Here's something surprising about MuckRock, the nonprofit site created to increase access to public records: While the site was founded over seven years ago …
Discussion: MuckRock
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Megan Twohey / New York Times:
Interviews and internal company records show Weinstein Company may have known of settlements involving Harvey Weinstein since 2015
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months  —  No one's posting to Facebook Stories.  Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature.  Maybe younger or international demographics are …
Washington Post:
Facebook says it fixed a CrowdTangle “bug” that allowed a researcher to analyze the reach of Russia-linked account posts  —  Social media analyst Jonathan Albright got a call from Facebook the day after he published research last week showing that the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Disney begins layoffs at ABC Television Group; source says 100-200 expected to be cut from division of 9,000 employees  —  Layoffs are being made at ABC Television Group as part of a restructuring of its TV business.  (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)  —  Walt Disney Co. started laying …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
CastBox, a podcast player for iOS and Android, raises $16M and launches audio search feature that uses NLP, plans to release original content this year  —  More people than ever are listening to podcasts,but as they soon find out, discovering new ones is a cumbersome process that lacks …
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Local UK radio station buys the Oldham Evening Chronicle, a 163-year-old newspaper in Greater Manchester that closed in August, and plans to restart publication
Discussion: Insider Media Ltd
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Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Murdoch's News Group Newspapers deliberately hid and destroyed evidence of unlawful activity, allege phone hacking victims in court
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump's threat to NBC echoes Nixon's 1973 tactics against the FCC licenses of TV stations owned by The Washington Post
Discussion: CNN and Politicus USA