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Scott Nover

Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence. He has written about media, technology and politics for The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Vox and more.


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From Employment Law to Sports Marketing, This Exec Now Negotiates YouTube’s Upfronts

Leadership & Talent

Brian Albert’s work doesn’t stop at bringing advertisers to YouTube.

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TikTok’s Legal Case Against the Trump Administration

Publishers & Platforms

TikTok has always been in a race against time. The competitive landscape in social media is unrelenting, and any true challenge to Facebook’s market dominance needs to scale up quickly [...]

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Facebook Is Up to Old Copycat Tricks, and TikTok Is the Target This Time

Publishers & Platforms

All this comes as the app faces regulatory battles and President Donald Trump's administration.

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TikTok Threatens to Sue Trump Administration Over Executive Order

Publishers & Platforms

Social video app said the government gave no "due process."

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Facebook and Twitter Remove Trump Video for False Covid-19 Claims

Publishers & Platforms

It's the first time Facebook has punished Trump for misinformation.

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The Anti-Defamation League Previews What’s Next for the Facebook Boycott

Publishers & Platforms

While the formal ad pause is over, Jonathan Greenblatt says Stop Hate for Profit is far from done.

Microsoft Confirms It Is Still Looking to Buy TikTok

Publishers & Platforms

The fate of the video-sharing app in the U.S. remains uncertain after President Donald Trump suggested a possible ban.

TikTok Plays Defense After President Trump Threatens a Ban

Publishers & Platforms

The Chinese-based video-sharing platform is in the crosshairs of the Trump administration

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Alphabet Reports First-Ever Revenue Decline in Company History

Publishers & Platforms

The company reported a 1.5% drop from the same time last year, but beat analyst expectations.

5 Key Takeaways After Big Tech CEOs Testify in Meandering Antitrust Hearing

Publishers & Platforms

Legislators grilled execs from Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook on their industry dominance.

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Snap Says Its Diversity Efforts ‘Simply Have Not Been Good Enough’ in First-Ever Report

Publishers & Platforms

CEO Evan Spiegel, who has called for reparations and racial justice in recent weeks, turns his gaze inward.

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TikTok Names Sandie Hawkins as Its Head of U.S. Advertising

Publishers & Platforms

Sandie Hawkins, a former Adobe executive, has joined TikTok as its new advertising chief in the United States.

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Twitter Punishes Donald Trump Jr. for Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

Publishers & Platforms

The president's son was suspended for posting a video with bogus health claims.

This Group Says Social Media ‘Has Become the Klan Den of the 21st Century’

NexTech

And what Integrity First for America is doing about it.

Twitter Considering Subscriptions as Revenue Fails to Keep Pace With Growth

Publishers & Platforms

Twitter saw its biggest year-over-year growth in users last quarter, but advertising sales have taken a severe hit during the pandemic.