Variety: Musk Tweets Fake CNN Headline About Musk Threatening Free Speech on Twitter

Variety: Musk Tweets Fake CNN Headline About Musk Threatening Free Speech on Twitter. “Musk — without any indication that it was a joke — posted an image that said, ‘CNN: Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely.’ The post includes a photo of Lemon appearing to speak about Musk on air, with the made-up chyron below Lemon featuring the same text as the headline”

Fact check: Phony images masquerading as CNN coverage go viral amid war in Ukraine (CNN)

CNN: Fact check: Phony images masquerading as CNN coverage go viral amid war in Ukraine. “As CNN works to debunk misinformation about the war in Ukraine, some social media accounts are working to spread misinformation about CNN’s own coverage of the war. A series of phony screenshots — screenshots supposedly depicting CNN’s reporting but that are actually fabrications that aren’t from CNN at all — have spread widely on social media platforms over the past week.”

Wall Street Journal: CNN Restricts Access to Facebook Pages in Australia

Wall Street Journal: CNN Restricts Access to Facebook Pages in Australia. “CNN said it has restricted access to its Facebook Inc. pages in Australia following a ruling from that country’s high court that makes news organizations legally liable for comments on their Facebook posts. Facebook users in Australia will no longer have access to major pages run by the network, including its primary Facebook page, its CNN International page and pages dedicated to its shows, a CNN spokeswoman said.”

The ABC’s of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents (CNN)

CNN Press Room: The ABC’s of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents. “CNN and Sesame Street will join together for a very special Town Hall this Saturday morning to help children and parents deal with issues surrounding Coronavirus. The special, The ABC’s of COVID-19, will be hosted by CNN Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor Erica Hill, along with America’s favorite feathered friend Big Bird on Saturday, April 25 at 9am, ET on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. The 90-minute special will provide information and tools for families, and answer the big questions both parents and kids have about the coronavirus pandemic.”

Exclusive: This site pays Americans to write ‘news’ articles. Signs indicate it originates in Iran (CNN)

CNN: Exclusive: This site pays Americans to write ‘news’ articles. Signs indicate it originates in Iran. “American Herald Tribune bills itself as a ‘genuinely independent online media outlet.’ Set up in 2015, it publishes in English and pays Americans to write articles. But multiple investigations by American tech companies, details of which have not previously been reported, point to the site originating in Iran.”

Nieman Lab: From live blogs to time capsules: How CNN is trying to put its breaking news into context

Nieman Lab: From live blogs to time capsules: How CNN is trying to put its breaking news into context. “Politico, The New York Times, and plenty of others publish liveblogs for elections and other major events, so this isn’t breaking news in itself, but CNN’s live story is a new tool spun up by the product team in the past year with pretty decent results so far.”

Access denied: 2 climate change pages removed from DOT’s website (CNN)

CNN: Access denied: 2 climate change pages removed from DOT’s website. “The US Department of Transportation appears to have wiped pages with information about climate change from its website. CNN found at least two pages previously dedicated to detailing the possible impacts of climate change on the transportation sector — a key source of greenhouse gas emissions — that apparently have been cleared from the federal agency’s website. At least one of the pages was designed to serve as a ‘one-stop source of information on transportation and climate issues,’ making it easy for people to find and access the information.”

CNN: Hundreds of newly created Twitter accounts pushed #ReleaseTheMemo

CNN: Hundreds of newly created Twitter accounts pushed #ReleaseTheMemo. “The viral hashtag campaign #ReleaseTheMemo appears to have been driven at least in part by a swarm of Twitter accounts set up in the past week, a CNN analysis has found. More than 1,000 accounts that were set up between Thursday — when the hashtag first appeared — and Sunday night have tweeted the hashtag.”

AdAge: CNN Ends Its Snapchat Show

AdAge: CNN Ends Its Snapchat Show. “CNN is ending its Snapchat daily news show come the end of the year. The news giant debuted ‘The Update’ in August – a daily show featuring news stories from CNN’s team around the world. But just four months after its debut, the show will go dark, according to a Snapchat spokeswoman, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.”

Bloomberg: Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook

Bloomberg: Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook. “Facebook’s latest pitch to publishers such as CNN is for them to provide a regular stream of TV-quality, edited, original videos that will give Mark Zuckerberg’s company a chance to compete with YouTube to siphon some of the $70 billion pouring into TV ads each year. In exchange, the publishers can share some of the revenue for ads that roll in the middle of the videos. Facebook will control all the ad sales. It’s getting tougher for CNN and others to view these arrangements as mutually beneficial.”