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3:30 PM ET, October 14, 2017

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Los Angeles Times:
Sources: potential buyers circle for parts of The Weinstein Company as its lenders pressure firm to liquidate assets  —  Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from his company Sunday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.  Police in New York and London are investigating alleged sexual assualt by Weinstein.
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Hollywood Reporter:
In an interview, Bob Weinstein says he's sickened by Harvey Weinstein's seeming lack of remorse, insists Weinstein Co. can survive, more  —  The Weinstein Co. exec insists he had no idea about “the type of predator that he was” and is sickened by Harvey's seeming lack of remorse.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises to crack down on hate, violence, and harassment with “more aggressive” rules  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to...Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them.  The tweet storm was based in a response …
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New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account  —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
New York Times:
NYT updates social media guidelines, forbidding partisan opinion or offensive comments, discouraging joining private partisan groups, and more  —  The New York Times has been a dominant force on social media for years.  Our newsroom accounts have tens of millions of followers.
Kim Masters / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Charles Harder and Lisa Bloom tried to kill a story alleging sexual misconduct by Amazon Studios head Roy Price through threats of lawsuits  —  Roy Price (L) and Harvey Weinstein are seen here on June 6, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Museum of the Moving Image )
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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 …
Suzanne Nossel / Foreign Policy:
PEN America releases detailed report on fighting “fake news”, stressing consumer education as the best defense that doesn't threaten free speech  —  Most cures for fraudulent news threaten to be worse than the disease.  There's at least one exception.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
An in-depth look at Facebook's role in eroding the informational underpinnings of democracy during the 2016 election, and why it was so hard to see it coming  —  In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.
Josh Meyer / Politico:
Sources: Twitter deleted tweets and user data potentially valuable for Russia probe in keeping with its privacy policy  —  Social-media platform's strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com for an undisclosed amount, gaining access to UK, Canada, and significantly expanding in Latin America  —  Todd's Most Recent Stories  — Jake Paul, Juanpa Zurita Battle Zombies in YouTube Red's ‘Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls’
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  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was fully committed …
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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
 
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Sources: Amazon sought $2.8M for ad packages for NFL games on Prime and other inventory, but some advertisers paid less; second game drew 391K avg. audience
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