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6:05 PM ET, October 21, 2016

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William Turton / Gizmodo:
DNS provider Dyn is investigating and mitigating a third wave of DDoS attacks causing widespread outages across many popular sites in the US and Europe  —  Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook plans to show more images and stories with graphic content, including violence and nudity, if they're “newsworthy, significant or of public interest”  —  Facebook will soon display more graphic content including violence and nudity that would normally violate its policies …
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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook staff wanted to block some Trump posts as hate speech, like one on banning Muslim immigrants; Zuckerberg chose to keep them  —  Ruling by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to keep presidential candidate's posts spurred heated internal debates  —  Some of Republican presidential candidate …
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
Sources: AT&T in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner; announcement could come as early as Monday  —  AT&T Inc (T.N) is in advanced talks to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), and a deal could come as early as this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Why AT&T would want to buy Time Warner: content packaged with data connections, a shrinking DirecTV business, and competition with Verizon, Facebook, and Google  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is busy, so we'll answer for him.  —  More than 16 years ago, AOL bought Time Warner for $160 billion …
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Google updated its privacy policy this summer, letting Google combine personal info from Gmail and other tools with DoubleClick browsing data to target ads  —  When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company's …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Internal memo: WSJ offers buyouts to all news employees globally in order to reduce layoffs  —  Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement to the staff on Friday:
Susan Krashinsky / Globe and Mail:
Canada's Postmedia announces 20% savings target on salary costs through buyouts and layoffs as its print ad sales fall over 20% in fourth quarter  —  In the past year, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. has shed the equivalent of 800 full-time jobs.  On Thursday, the company said the job losses will deepen …
Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
News UK terminates the employment of Mazher Mahmood after his arrest, will defend any civil claims in relation to his previous work  —  Just two weeks ago, News UK was refusing to comment on the employment status of investigative journalist Mazher Mahmood.  —  But now the so-called …
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Telegraph:
Former News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for tampering with evidence in collapsed Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
UNC study finds 33%+ of US papers have changed ownership since 2004, local news is beholden to investors, and a trend toward corporate consolidation  —  Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and E. W. Scripps are out.  Digital First Media, GateHouse and Civitas are in.
Discussion: @poynter and @apradhan1968
Kurt Wilms / YouTube Blog:
Third US presidential debate drew 1.7M peak concurrent views on YouTube, four times higher than 2012 debate  —  This year, more news organizations live streamed the U.S. presidential debates on YouTube than ever before, and we saw record-breaking interest from the YouTube community.
 
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David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
CNN's pro-Trump contributors introduce false information into the network's programs, clouding the outlet's own reporting
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Comcast's NBCUniversal finalizing deal for a second $200M investment in BuzzFeed, at a valuation of $1.7B
Sonya Sorich / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy Q2 revenue falls to $242.2M, down from $262.4M in same quarter of 2015; ad revenue down 11% year over year, print ad revenue down 16.6%