New Zealand Shootings: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Scramble to Pull Alleged Attacker’s Video, Hate Content

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Internet platforms played a central role in the mass shootings at New Zealand mosques Friday — which left at least 49 dead — and immediately prompted renewed calls for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to take much stronger steps to combat the …

Facebook Renews Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Red Table Talk,’ Inks New Spotify Pact to Play Songs From User Profiles

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Facebook continues pumping more money into its strategy of trying to engage users with new video and music content. The social giant has renewed Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” talk show — which has become Facebook Watch&#…

Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin’s Daughter, Stands to Lose Brand Deals Over College-Admissions Scandal

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Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, is a YouTube beauty vlogger and social-media star with millions of followers. She’s also (for now) a freshman at the University of Southern California. But in the wake of her mother being …

Disney, NBCU, Turner, CBS and More Join Vizio-Led Addressable TV Advertising Consortium

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Can the TV biz finally get its act together to target ads to viewers the way internet companies have done for years? A new consortium, led by TV manufacturer Vizio, is promising to assemble the right technology platform and media partners to make addre…

Critical Role Team, After Record-Breaking Fan Crowdfunding Response, Vows to Make ‘The Best Goddamn Cartoon Anyone Has Ever Seen’

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The Critters have voted with their dollars — and they’re not done yet. In under five days, Critical Role’s Kickstarter campaign to produce an animated special has raised $6.54 million as of Friday at 1:30 p.m. PT from around 48,000 fa…