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Marketing Wrap

Back from the dead, the XFL enjoys a lively opening weekend, adage.com

KFC and Crocs Have Joined Forces to Create the Ultimate Fried Chicken Footwear, adweek.com

Westminster Dog Show makes debut on TikTok in bid to win over Gen Z, adage.com

Opinion: Return on emotion is the new ROI, adage.com

‘Everything we do is about DTC’: Inside L’Oreal’s tech hub, digiday.com

Carl’s Jr. Ads, Once Uncomfortably Horny, Are Now Just Numbingly Bland, adweek.com

How Megan Clarken plans to get Criteo out of the ad retargeting ‘box’, digiday.com

‘King Kong jumping off the Empire State Building:’ Quibi’s $400m marketing push spans TV, in-person screenings, digiday.com

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's reunite in national ads featuring Happy Star as a brand mascot, adage.com

Cosmopolitan’s Jessica Pels on growing up with ballet, picking up new skills—and Bernie Sanders’ skin care, adage.com

Out-of-Home Viewers Push Super Bowl 54 Total Audience Past Coveted 100 Million Mark, adweek.com

Social Media Wrap

'Naked intimidation': how universities silence academics on social media, theguardian.com

Britain’s Government Announces Plans To Regulate Facebook, Twitter And TikTok, forbes.com

Facebook will pay Reuters to fact-check Deepfakes and more, techcrunch.com

Ireland's Data Protection Commission: Facebook has postponed launching Dating on Valentine's Day in Europe after DPC resorted to an inspection to procure docs, dataprotection.ie

Facebook says it has banned a network of two dozen fake pages and accounts linked to two South Asian telecom providers for using disinformation against rivals, ft.com

As Instagram tests IGTV ads, it will need to get influencers on board, digiday.com

Snapchat Begins Rolling Out Here for You Feature for Users Who May Be Struggling, adweek.com

WhatsApp follows Facebook and YouTube to over 2 billion monthly users, digitaltrends.com

All In

Hard Data Shows a Centrist Democrat Would Be a Losing Candidate, salon.com

Powerful Radio Signal from Deep Space, sciencealert.com

Coronavirus Stats, worldometers.info

People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected from Schizophrenia, vice.com

Rise in sulfur dioxide could be sign of mass cremations in Wuhan, taiwannews.com.tw

Tsundoku, wikipedia.org

SoftBank's Vision Fund posts an operating loss of $2.05B in Q4 compared to a $1.6B profit a year earlier; Vision Fund invested $74.6B in 88 companies as of Q4, reuters.com

Spiders think with their webs, challenging our ideas of intelligence, newscientist.com

Beer Waste Saves Montana Town $1M on Water Treatment, npr.org