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September 28, 2017, 5:05 PM

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Twitter:
Twitter finds Russia Today purchased $274K in ads and promoted 1,823 tweets in US in 2016; firm says it'll work with FEC and Congress on political ad disclosure  —  Earlier this summer we outlined some of our work to combat bots and networks of manipulation on Twitter.
New York Times:
Twitter comes under Congressional scrutiny as Russia-linked accounts found to tweet about NFL protests, spread misinformation, and share anti-Clinton stories  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After a weekend when Americans took to social media to debate President Trump's admonishment of N.F.L. players …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Oxford University researchers find Twitter bots spread misinfo and propaganda at higher rates in 2016 battleground states in 10-day period around Election Day  —  Propaganda and other forms of “junk news” on Twitter flowed more heavily in a dozen battleground states than in the nation overall …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Recode:
Ikea has acquired TaskRabbit and will run it as an independent subsidiary; TaskRabbit has raised around $50M  —  The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace  —  Swedish home goods giant Ikea has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
GoPro announces the Hero6 with 4K video at 60fps, 2.7K at 120fps, and 1080p at 240fps, available today for $499  —  Today, on a massive planetarium screen at San Francisco's Academy of Sciences museum, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman revealed the next generation of the company's venerable Hero action cam series, the Hero6.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG V30 availability: Oct. 5 on Verizon, price TBD; Oct. 6 on AT&T for $810 or $27/month for 30 months; Oct. 13 on T-Mobile for $800 or $30/month for 24 months  —  Expect to pay around $800  —  The LG V30 now has a release date in the US.  Well, release dates is more accurate.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU regulators say tech giants are still not doing enough to voluntarily remove hate speech and terrorist content, will review rules in six months  —  European regulators are giving Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube six months to voluntarily get more aggressive about blocking …
Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Interview with Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, and Larry Jackson on how to continue to grow the service, as it tops 30M paying subscribers  —  From left: Zane Lowe, Larry Jackson and Jimmy Iovine photographed Sept. 18 at Apple Music's Beats 1 Studio in Los Angeles.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Toshiba signs final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business for ~$18B to group led by Bain Capital, which includes Apple, Dell, SK Hynix, and Hoya Corp  —  Toshiba Corp. signed a final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business to a group led by Bain Capital for about 2 trillion yen …

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