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12:55 PM ET, December 6, 2016


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Joe Pompeo / Politico:
New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd says she should have “held back more” when criticizing tweets by the paper's journalists, but stands by her views  —  PUBLIC EDITOR ADDRESSES TIMES TWEET CRITICISM CRITICISM — Liz Spayd acknowledged that she may have gone too far in castigating …
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
NYT public editor Liz Spayd told Tucker Carlson some tweets from NYT political reporters were “outrageous” and should be met with “kind of a consequence”  —  New York Times public editor Liz Spayd said Friday night that she believed certain tweets authored …
Kyle Chayka / The Verge:
Google AMP, Facebook's Instant Articles, and Apple News make articles from fake news sites look the same as those from Bloomberg and The New York Times  —  If you asked Google who won the popular vote just after the election, there's a chance you would have been sent to a conspiracy blog with bogus results.
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
The shooter who attacked a pizzeria after fake news controversy likes Infowars and host Alex Jones on Facebook; InfoWars published many stories about Pizzagate
Madeline Berg / Forbes:
PewDiePie tops Forbes list of highest-paid YouTube stars of 2016, earning $15M, driven by his series YouTube Red and sales of his book  —  Five years ago, Roman Atwood uploaded the first YouTube video, “Epic Cooler Prank!”, to his page.  In the three-minute-long video …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
YouTuber PewDiePie threatened to delete his channel because fewer people are seeing his videos and suggested the site was penalising him because he's white  —  The Swedish YouTuber has said that he is going to delete his account because the video site has been penalising him and other YouTubers …
Discussion: @mathewi, VentureBeat and The Wrap
To curb terrorist content, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube will create shared database identifying terrorist images/videos removed from their services  —  Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are coming together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.
Alex Weprin / Politico:
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes says Democrats have been more of a threat to the First Amendment than Trump, does not believe Trump will alter it  —  Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who counts CNN, HBO, Warner Bros. and TBS among the media companies in his portfolio, says that President-Elect Donald …
Sensor Tower Blog:
Netflix becomes top grossing iOS app in the US for the first time, as weekly net revenue grows to nearly $2.9M  —  Just over a year after Netflix began allowing iOS users to subscribe to its service via in-app purchases, the Netflix app has summited the Top Grossing Apps chart for iPhone on the U.S. App Store.
Ad Age:
Ad Age Editor Ken Wheaton steps down, after just over a year in the role; executive editor and deputy editor will oversee magazine until successor is named  —  Ad Age Editor Ken Wheaton will leave the publication at the end of the year to focus on his fiction writing, it was announced today.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @bristei
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Village Voice names former Harper's Bazaar executive editor Stephen Mooallem Editor-in-Chief, will focus on editorial relaunch, print, and web redesign  —  The Village Voice, a once-iconic New York newspaper whose tumult in the last several years has overshadowed its journalism …
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Ken Doctor / Politico:
The New York Times may have added as many as 170K subscribers since the election, sometimes at a rate of more than 10K a day, up from 600 pre-election