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10:00 PM ET, October 14, 2016


 Top News: 
Financial Times:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Twitter bid: “In this case we've walked away. It wasn't the right fit for us”; Twitter shares down over 5% on news  —  CEO Benioff says messaging platform is not ‘right fit’ for his cloud company  —  The boss of has ruled out his company …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Donald Trump's threats to sue media outlets highlight the need for a federal anti-SLAPP act imposing penalties on frivolous lawsuits  —  A message to the U.S. Congress: Pass a federal anti-SLAPP statute.  —  Donald Trump is spending the waning days of his buckling presidential campaign complaining about unfairness in the media.
Discussion: @eriqgardner and Techdirt
A Reuters review of state and federal court records suggests that Donald Trump has not sued a newspaper for libel since 1984  —  Donald Trump hasn't sued a newspaper for libel in three decades, despite the Republican presidential nominee repeatedly threatening to do so over the course of his business career …
The New York Times refuses demand from Trump attorneys to retract article in which two women accuse Trump of touching them inappropriately
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
Competitive pressure and the notion that everything belongs in the public domain are leading some news sites to recklessly publish stolen private data  —  In 1972, a group of burglars working for the Republican Party broke into Democratic headquarters in the dead of night …
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:
Viacom special committee hires Morgan Stanley, Allen & Company, and LionTree LLC to advise on potential CBS merger  —  Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) said on Friday that it had hired financial advisers to explore a merger with CBS Corp (CBS.N) following a proposal by Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Multichannel News
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
The conspiracy theories Donald Trump espouses show he has fully embraced the Breitbart worldview, pushing nationalist narratives into the mainstream discourse  —  Donald Trump on Thursday railed against a conspiratorial plot by the Democrats, corporations and the mainstream media …
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
French legislature gives preliminary approval to 2% tax on ad revenue from video platforms like YouTube, in order to help finance local content  —  PARIS - The lower house of the French legislature passed a bill to levy a 2% tax on the advertising revenues of online video platforms, including YouTube and Dailymotion.
PR Newswire:
Twitter's average minute audience for 6th week of Thursday Night Football was 300K viewers  —  Twitter today announced the live streaming results of their week six matchup of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, featuring the San Diego Chargers beating the Denver Broncos 21-13.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
How UK's Sun uses Facebook to grow audience, boost traffic, and build brand recognition after paywall, dropped last November, left it with low search rankings  —  National tabloid The Sun has learned a lot since dropping its paywall last November.  For starters, the News UK-owned title …
Discussion: @girlfromafrica and @digiday
Max Willens / Digiday:
Q&A with newly named Group Nine CEO Ben Lerer, on media consolidation, long-form video content, expanding into new verticals, more  —  Three months ago, Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer declared on the Digiday podcast that his company would be on TV within a year.
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, with 792K Twitter followers, publicized the address and phone number of a Trump accuser, then apologizes