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October 26, 2017, 3:40 PM

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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.
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter overstated MAUs by 1-2M since Q4 2014 by including users of a service for third-party apps; according to revised numbers, its MAUs shrank in Q2 by 2M  —  Social media company says it had been including users of service for third-party apps as monthly users that shouldn't have been counted
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter Q3: $589.6M revenue tops estimates, net loss down to $21.1M; MAUs grew 4% YoY to 330M, DAUs grew 14% YoY; stock up 19%+ as Q4 guidance suggests profit  —  Monthly active users grew 4% year-over-year to 330 million  —  Quarterly sales of $589.6 million topped analysts' estimates
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
AMD debuts Ryzen Mobile CPUs for ultrathin notebooks: 2.2GHz Ryzen 7 2700U with 3.8GHz Turbo, 10 Vega cores; 2GHz Ryzen 5 2500U with 3.8Ghz Turbo, 8 Vega cores  —  It's been a revival year for AMD.  Its Ryzen chips thrust it back into the desktop arena — so much so that it practically forced Intel …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher recounts warning Equifax about vulnerability on public-facing site that exposed user data months before breach, six months before Equifax patched  —  Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoFundMe announces GoFundMe Studios to make short videos for select campaigns to aid promotion  —  GoFundMe has racked up over $4 billion in donations as the world's biggest platform for people setting up donation campaigns, in part by leveraging the power of social media to get people …
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.

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