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    Facebook Removes Disinformation Attributed to Iran & Russia

    Turns out Russian intelligence agencies aren’t the only ones using Facebook for disinformation campaigns: The social media giant announced Tuesday afternoon that it had been able to identify and remove several hundred pages and accounts associated with Iranian state media. Separately, the company also removed content associated with Russian intelligence services, as well as a [...]

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    Twitter's David Grossman Exits, Sarah Rosen to Head U.S. Entertainment Partnerships

    Twitter’s content-partnerships team continues to get reshuffled: The company has appointed Sarah Rosen as its new head of U.S. entertainment partnerships, following the exit of David Grossman. It’s the latest management change in Twitter’s global content partnerships group, led by VP Kay Madati, which in June shifted to a regional management structure rather than one [...]

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    Facebook Is Giving Its Users Trust Scores (Report)

    Facebook is deciding whether it should trust its users: The company has begun to give them individual trust scores ranging from zero to one, according to a new Washington Post report. The company is reportedly using this new system to better evaluate feedback from users who have flagged posts as fake news. The goal of [...]

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    ESPN Insider Subscribers Being Switched to ESPN+ Streaming Service

    ESPN Insider is going away after 20 years: The Disney-owned sports media giant is switching Insider subscribers over to ESPN+, its recently launched premium streaming service. ESPN has begun notifying Insider subscribers about the change, which takes effect next Tuesday (Aug. 28). With the latest update to the ESPN App (version 6.2), premium digital subscription [...]

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    Live-Streaming Startup Caffeine Taps Apple TV, Evernote Execs for Senior Roles

    Caffeine, a live social-broadcasting startup, has hired two senior executives: former Apple TV executive Jen Folse as VP of product and Michelle Wagner, previously head of HR at Evernote, as senior VP of people and places. Caffeine was founded in April 2016 by former Apple TV designers Ben Keighran and Sam Roberts. The startup has [...]

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    Netflix Disables Signup Through Apple's App Store in Broad iOS App Test

    Netflix is currently running a test of its iOS app in more than 30 countries that doesn’t allow users to pay for the service through Apple’s App Store billing system — which would let the company avoid paying the Apple “tax” on subscriptions. “We are constantly innovating and testing new signup approaches on different platforms [...]

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    Drake, Dwyane Wade, AT&T's Otter Media Invest in Mars Reel

    Mars Reel, a digital-media startup focused on high-school basketball athletes and teams, has closed its $4.7 million initial funding round with new investments from Drake, NBA star Dwayne Wade and Otter Media, now part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia. In addition to its cash investment, Otter Media will also serve as an adviser and strategic partner for [...]

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