New York Times’ third-quarter revenue up 6.1%

The New York Times Co’s revenue rose to $385.6 million from $363.5 million. (Reuters)
Updated 01 November 2017
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New York Times’ third-quarter revenue up 6.1%

BENGALURU: The New York Times Co’s revenue rose 6.1 percent in the third quarter as the newspaper company signed up more paying online readers.
It said on Wednesday net income attributable to the company rose to $32.3 million in the quarter ended September 24, from $406,000, a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Times earned 20 cents per share.
Revenue rose to $385.6 million from $363.5 million.


Facebook, Twitter remove pages promoting Russian and Iranian propaganda

A woman displays photos of US President Donald Trump as she follows the news on her mobile phone in Tehran, Iran, in this October 13, 2017 file photo. (Reuters)
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Facebook, Twitter remove pages promoting Russian and Iranian propaganda

  • The account removals comes weeks after Facebook took down accounts originating in Russia for engaging in deceiving behavior
  • Twitter called the effort “coordinated manipulation”

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. said on Tuesday that they each removed about 300 accounts, mostly originating in Iran, that were found to be engaged in coordinated “inauthentic behavior.”
The social media companies acted on a tip from cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc, which said on Tuesday that the accounts were promoting Iranian propaganda, including discussion of “anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian themes.”
“We’ve removed 652 Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple Internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, UK and US,” Nathaniel Gleicher, head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook, said in a blog post.
Twitter called the effort “coordinated manipulation.”
The influence effort, as FireEye described it, began last year and continued through this month, the company said in a blog post.
“However, it is important to note that the activity does not appear to have been specifically designed to influence the 2018 US midterm elections, as it extends well beyond US audiences and US politics,” FireEye said.
The account removals comes weeks after Facebook took down accounts originating in Russia for engaging in deceiving behavior. The company said on Tuesday that it found additional inauthentic behavior tied to Russia, but that the activity does not appear linked to the campaign tied to Iran.