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YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads

Google also does not disclose specifics about why an ad may have been taken down. In the transparency tool, blocked ads are covered up by a message explaining that the ads have violated Google’s advertising policies, and links to a page outlining what Google allows and disallows on its platforms. But Google’s tool does not explain what specific policy an offending ad has violated. – Brian Fung, CNN » https://ift.tt/380zVt1

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Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company

It appears Trump recently joined Twitch, and has just over 135 followers at the time of this writing. He isn’t currently live streaming, nor is it likely that he’s about to jump into a game of Fortnite. Instead, his channel features a prominent message reminding viewers of his rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota happening tonight. There’s also a button further down the page that encourages supporters to donate to his campaign. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2AXBvfX

Trump Wants the Government to Investigate Obama’s Netflix Deal

It’s not clear why Trump might think Obama’s post-presidency ventures are worth investigating. But they have proven lucrative: The former president and former first lady Michelle Obama inked the reportedly “high-8-figure” deal with Netflix and a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million. The Obamas have launched a number of projects with Netflix already, including a documentary about a factory opening in Ohio and a drama about post-WWII New York. – Tim Marcin, VICE News » https://ift.tt/30ltmvV

YouTube shows have become a secret weapon for rising politicians

It’s a relatively new format for YouTube, mirroring the style of talk radio programs like The Howard Stern Show. Instead of spending a few minutes with Chuck Todd or Tucker Carlson on television, rattling off talking points, these free, easily accessible YouTube shows allow candidates to discuss policy in a relaxed setting with someone who feels like a friend to their audiences. That has made YouTube one of the more rewarding places on the internet to campaign. – Makena Kelly, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2Nmu7lp

‘The Investigation’ Read-Thru On Mueller Report Tops More Than A Million Livestreams

The play, which is a reading of excerpts from Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election, was performed at New York City’s Riverside Church on June 24. Actors and readers included John Lithgow as President Trump, Kevin Kline as Robert Mueller, Joel Grey as Jeff Sessions, Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, and Alfre Woodard as Hope Hicks. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/320bwAQ

Mark Hamill and other stars will read the Mueller Report live at 9PM ET

The performance will be presented by Law Works Action, an organization which “engages bipartisan voices and educates the public on the importance of the rule of law, the role of the special counsel in the justice system and the integrity of our judicial institutions.” The reading could prove an intriguing look at how we engage with legal investigations, especially one with as much cache as Robert Mueller’s report. If you miss the stream, you can watch an on-demand version of the performance after the fact. – Kris Holt, Engadget » https://engt.co/2J3ibkV

The couple behind the viral AOC ad plans a streaming channel for socialists

Propelled by the success of their Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ad, [Naomi Burton & Nick Hayes] expanded their ambitions by launching Means TV, which they describe as an anticapitalist subscription streaming service to compete with Netflix, producing entertainment — comedies, animated series and documentaries — that will also function as leftist propaganda aimed at the working class. While they plan to still post shorter videos to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, longer-form content would be available behind a paywall on its own app, like a traditional corporate streaming service. – Christopher Wilson, Yahoo News » https://yhoo.it/2W820ez

Pornhub reports traffic increase amid partial government shutdown

In Washington, D.C., results were similar with traffic after midnight up nearly 12% and early morning traffic down from 8am to 11am. Overall, D.C. traffic was up 6.32% above average the week of January 7th to 11th when compared to D.C.’s pre-shutdown averages. Female traffic in D.C. increased by 12.3% above average.” – WKRG via WAVY TV 10 » http://bit.ly/2W2qMu0
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