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In Stark Contrast with Facebook, Twitter Bans Political Ads Ahead of 2020

After Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.

Facebook Invites Reporters to See European Anti-Fake News Operation

A group of 12 reporters recently visited Facebook’s European headquarters to meet their team dedicated to combating fake-news and misinformation before this month’s European Parliamentary elections. Journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Politico and more provided detailed reporting of the 40 person team monitoring

Apple’s New Streaming Service: March 25th?

Apple is expected to announce new streaming services, a new subscription news service, and potential new hardware at a March 25 event. The streaming service is poised to offer original Apple-produced content along with the option to sign up for other streaming services, including Starz,

Episode of Netflix’s Patriot Act Blocked in Saudi Arabia

Netflix recently blocked an episode of a Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act”  in Saudi Arabia because it was critical of the Saudi government and Mohammed bin Salman’s possible role in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate

The Podcast Market is Changing, but Will the Bubble Burst?

In the past months, the podcast market has seen significant changes. Buzzfeed announced it was ending most of its podcast production while the online magazine Slate announced a renewed focus on podcasts. However, across the industry podcast advertising revenue soared

Apple’s Unique History of Launch Events

Tim Cook officially announced the launch of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr generation of iPhones last week, finally ending the guessing game that took place during the months leading up to the event. Two weeks earlier, journalists and bloggers alike relied