Twitter toughens Election Day rules – Cynopsis Media


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In an update to its election policies, Twitter said it will add warning labels to candidate tweets on election results, unless the results come from ABC News, the AP, CBS News, CNN, Decision Desk HQ, Fox News or NBC News, or a state authority. In a blog post updated on Monday, Twitter said, “People on Twitter, including candidates for office, may not claim an election win before it is authoritatively called. To determine the results of an election in the US, we require either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls. Tweets which include premature claims will be labeled and direct people to our official US election page.” Tweets meant to incite interference with the election process or results will be removed.

Total political ad spending for the 2020 election season has reached $8.15 billion, according to Advertising Analytics. Presidential campaign spending accounts for $2.94 of the total, with $2.16 billion for Democratic Presidential spend and $780 million for Republican.

Most people get their news from traditional media sources, according to a survey from Lucid, with about 57% of respondents citing news outlets, versus 29% saying social media, 8% saying other sources, and 6% saying they get their information from family and friends. But while most people rely on news from traditional media, 52% think the information from media outlets about the election is inaccurate.

YouTube TV subscribers have passed 3 million, reported Alphabet during its 3Q20 earnings call. That’s second only to Hulu (3.4 million), and up from 2 million in February, despite a price hike from $50 to $65 per month. YouTube’s ad revenue was up 32%, to $5 billion.

All children’s categories from the Primetime Emmy Awards are moving to the Daytime Emmy Awards, to help “eliminate confusion and streamline submissions in the category,” said the Television Academy and NATAS. While most children’s categories already fall under the Daytime category, overseen by NATAS, Creative Arts Emmys went to Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” and HBO’s “We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest.”

AMC Networks beat estimates for 3Q20, despite the impact of COVID-19. Total revenue for AMC Networks slipped 9%, to $654 million in 3Q20, with revenue for AMC, WE tv, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV declining 17% versus the year prior. On the bright side, CEO Josh Sapan noted that with the addition of its AMC+ SVOD offering, the company expects to have upwards of 5.5 million total SVOD subscribers by year’s end. “We continue to maintain a strong financial profile, with a solid balance sheet, very…



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