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November 4, 2022, 7:35 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk says Twitter suffered “a massive drop in revenue” due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, despite doing “everything” to “appease the activists”  —  Chief of social-media company cites activist groups pressuring advertisers, as many staffers brace to lose jobs
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
A profile of Twitter Head of Safety & Integrity Yoel Roth, who joined in 2015 and is one of few executives to gain Elon Musk's public support after the takeover  —  Reed is Semafor's Technology Editor, joining us from the Washington Post.  Louise is a Technology Reporter for Semafor, joining us from NBC News.
J.D. Capelouto / Semafor:
A Birdwatch note adding context to Elon Musk's tweet about Twitter's revenue drop is gone; Musk called the community notes feature “awesome” earlier this week  —  Sign up for Semafor Tech, led by Reed Albergotti, to get our scoops and coverage of the industry's biggest stories in your inbox twice a week.
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
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Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Twitter workers file a class action lawsuit against the company in San Francisco for executing mass layoffs without at least 60 days notice, per the WARN Act  —  The lawyer who sued Twitter Inc. “pre-emptively” on the eve of mass layoffs by Elon Musk said she's “pleased” …
The Verge:
Sources: Twitter teams hit hardest by the layoffs span product trust and safety, policy, and fighting election misinformation ahead of next week's US midterms  —  About half of Twitter's 7,500 employees are now gone, with teams focused on trust and safety issues hit the hardest.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is building a live TV ad network and talking to ad partners as part of its deal to stream Major League Soccer games starting in February 2023  —  Apple Inc. is building an advertising network for live television as part of its deal to stream Major League Soccer games next year …
New York Times:
Sources: Elon Musk weighs adding paid DMs to let users privately message “Very Important Tweeters”; docs show Twitter Blue checks won't require ID verification  —  The billionaire and his advisers have discussed adding paid direct messages, fees to watch videos and other features to the service.
Reuters:

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