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5:45 PM ET, October 26, 2017

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Twitter:
Twitter decides to ban advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today and Sputnik and will donate estimated $1.9M earnings since 2011 to misinfo research  —  Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately.
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RT:
Russia Today shares details of 2016 advertising pitch from Twitter to promote RT's US election coverage  —  Twitter pushed RT for a large ad buy for the 2016 US election, but the channel declined the offer.  —  Trends  —  At the end of September, Twitter published a report titled 'Russian interference …
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Five women accuse veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment while he was at ABC News; Halperin apologizes  —  Veteran journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed women while he was in a powerful position at ABC News, according to five women who shared their previously undisclosed accounts …
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Time Inc. cuts 50-75 staffers; spokeswoman declines to say whether more reductions are coming later this year  —  The cuts are part of Time Inc.'s continued digital transformation.  —  Food & Wine is leaving Time Inc.'s New York headquarters.  —  Time Inc. has let go of between 50 and 75 employees, WWD has learned.
Business Wire:
Amazon reports Q3 revenue of $43.74B, up 34% YoY, vs $42.14B expected; net income of $256M, up from $252M YoY; stock up 7%+ after hours  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Q3 revenue of $589.6M tops estimates; MAUs grew 4% YoY to 330M, DAUs grew 14% YoY; net loss down to $21.1M; shares rise 13%+  —  Monthly active users grew 4% year-over-year to 330 million  —  Quarterly sales of $589.6 million topped analysts' estimates
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Study: interviews with tech staffers show how Facebook, Twitter, and Google helped Trump team as part of ad services; Clinton team declined embeds  —  A study reveals employees the companies placed in the Trump campaign played a surprisingly active role in shaping its message and targeting voters.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify is canceling original video series on the service, as well as shows it hasn't released, as the company rethinks its video strategy  —  New video chief at online music service wants fresh approach  —  Company looks to diversify revenue without added royalty costs
New York Times:
Sources: cash infusion from Colony Capital falls through for Weinstein Company; Fortress Investment Group is working on potential financing valued at about $35M  —  The Weinstein Company is looking for a new financial lifeline after a preliminary agreement for an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital fell through.
Tom Cassauwers / Nieman Lab:
A look at Apache, a Belgian investigative news co-op with seven reporters, a porous paywall, just over 1,000 shareholders, and about 3,500 subscribers  —  The Dutch investigative news site Apache is a co-op, counting on its shareholders and subscribers — who are often the same people.
 
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Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter reports a 4.2% revenue increase to $10.5B YoY, but a net loss of 104K subscribers in Q3
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Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow study: news audiences on social platforms seek more transparency amid misunderstanding of algorithms, blame platforms for “fake news”, worry about privacy
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit shuts down Nazi and white supremacist subreddits, after updating policy to ban content encouraging violence; subreddits banned had 25 to 7,000 users each