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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.
Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk says Twitter has had a “massive” revenue drop 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's global head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth, who has become one of few executives to gain Elon Musk's public support after his 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.
Wall Street Journal:
General Mills and Audi paused Twitter ads, and sources say Pfizer and Mondelez have as well, as concern over content moderation grows  —  Advertisers are concerned about a flurry of executive departures at Twitter and new owner Elon Musk's plans for content moderation
Reuters:
Sources: Elon Musk told Twitter's teams to find up to $1B in annual infrastructure cost savings, including reduced spending on cloud services and server space  —  Elon Musk has directed Twitter Inc's teams to find up to $1 billion in annual infrastructure cost savings, according …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Hands-on with Netflix's Basic with Ads: while most shows have pre-roll ads, mid-roll ads are more unpredictable; many popular shows are locked to higher tiers  —  Clicking into something on Netflix's new ads tier is a roll of the dice: you never know how many ads you might have to sit through.
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Instagram head Adam Mosseri talks about balancing the urgency to make Reels drive revenue for Meta and not making “any mistakes by pushing too hard or too fast”  —  As Meta Platforms Inc. pursues an expensive, unproven metaverse strategy, success will depend in part on whether Instagram can pay the bills.
Vas Panagiotopoulos / Wired:
A look at the use of biometric surveillance tech in European soccer stadiums; 15,000+ cameras will monitor fans in eight stadiums at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar  —  Stadiums around the world, including at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, are subjecting spectators to invasive biometric surveillance tech.

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