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Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships at Facebook, said publishers have “welcomed” the company’s approach to including them in their political ads policy.
Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, called bullshit.
Brown and Thompson were discussing the findings in the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report during an event at Columbia Journalism School today. With Brown and Thompson sitting just inches apart, even sharing the same microphone, the conversation turned into a verbal boxing match.