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7:05 PM ET, November 15, 2016

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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Breitbart says it's planning a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company over claims that it's a white nationalist site  —  Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a “major media company” over claims that it is a white nationalist website, it said in an exclusive statement to The Hill.
New York Times:
Google and Facebook say they will ban fake news sites from using their advertising networks as misinformation spreads online  —  Over the last week, two of the world's biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election's outcome.
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Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Facebook's business model, algorithms, and policies entrench echo chambers on all political sides, fueling the spread of misinformation  —  CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald J. Trump's supporters were probably heartened in September, when, according to an article shared nearly a million times on Facebook …
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Facebook staffers form unofficial task force to review company's role in promoting fake news, challenge Zuckerberg's dismissal of concerns
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Several Politico reporters and editors have received threatening letters recently; Politico's editor and publisher send memo reassuring staff  —  Jane Eisner, the editor in chief of the Forward, told this blog several days before the Nov. 8 election: “I don't think this is going away no matter what happens [on Election Day].
Discussion: Vox, @gbrotman and @resnikoff
Reuters:
Sources: Snap Inc. has filed confidentially for its IPO  —  Messaging app Snapchat has filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.  —  The filing puts the Venice …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
AMC Networks buys minority stake in Funny or Die; Jennifer Caserta, president of AMC cable channel IFC, will join Funny or Die board  —  AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in Funny or Die with the goal of generating wide-ranging collaborations between the digital service founded …
Dustin Walsh / Crain's Detroit Business:
The Detroit News offers buyouts to all newsroom employees, with a November 22 deadline for acceptances  —  The Detroit News is offering a buyout to all of its editorial employees in an attempt to meet its 2017 budget requirement, Managing Editor Gary Miles confirmed to Crain's on Tuesday.
Discussion: Deadline Detroit
Bloomberg Media:
Joe Weisenthal promoted to executive editor of news at Bloomberg Digital  —  Bloomberg Digital Senior Executive Editor Jared Sandberg sent the following memo to staff today:  —  From: Jared Sandberg  —  I'm thrilled to announce that Joe Weisenthal is taking a new expanded role as Digital's Executive Editor of News.
Discussion: @justin_b_smith and FishbowlNY
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
New York Magazine launches an e-commerce site, The Strategist, with more projects in development, including a live event or video series for The Cut  —  New York Media, operator of New York Magazine, Vulture and The Cut, has launched The Strategist and made two key promotions for future digital growth.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons to play lead role in BuzzFeed Motion Pictures movie, Brother Orange; he has been cast as BuzzFeed editor Matt Stopera  —  Warner Bros. is working with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures to tell the true story of the internet phenomenon.  —  The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu acquires The Video Genome Project to enhance personalized recommendations for its new streaming service slated for 2017
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Russia Today staff upset as channel could give show to alt-right pundit Katie Hopkins, part of what they feel is a shift towards a right-wing audience
Poynter:
Brian Stelter, Margaret Sullivan, Ken Doctor, and others on how the media missed the wave of support for Trump, and what comes next for journalism
Discussion: @facklernyt
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Since Trump's victory on November 8, Atlantic sees 160% boost in subscriptions and NYT gets four times more print and digital sign-ups than usual
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Longtime PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, co-host of PBS' NewsHour and moderator of Washington Week, has died at 61