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5:25 PM ET, November 17, 2016

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Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Bloomberg News Washington bureau chief Megan Murphy named new editor of Bloomberg Businessweek amid plans to relaunch the magazine in Q2 of 2017  —  NEW YORK ― Bloomberg News Washington bureau chief Megan Murphy has been named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, according to a staff memo.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's Bloomberg show, With All Due Respect, to end on January 20; they are in discussions to stay on as contributors and columnists  —  The prominent political journalists will give up day-to-day roles following Donald Trump's inauguration.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Analysis shows top 20 fake election news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than the top 20 election stories from 19 major news outlets  —  A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
Poynter:
Global fact-checking organization offers to help Facebook with spotting and debunking fake claims and strengthening users' ability to identify false news  —  By The International Fact-Checking Network  —  Last week you wrote that the problem of fake news and false information online is particularly complex.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
AOL to lay off 500 employees, or 5% of its staff, today in its corporate units; CEO says resources will be shifted to mobile, video, and data offerings  —  There will be more changes next year if the deal to buy Yahoo is completed.  —  AOL will announce layoffs of 5 percent of its staff today …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros. signs deal to acquire full control of Machinima; sources say the deal values Machinima slightly under $100M  —  Deal values gamer and fandom digital programmer at slightly under $100 million: sources  —  Warner Bros. announced that it signed an agreement to acquire full control of Machinima …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for neo-Nazi ad, blaming automated system for error  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized for running an ad sponsored by a white supremacist group in violation of its own policies.  —  Dorsey blamed Twitter's automated system …
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK parliament passes Investigatory Powers bill, allowing bulk surveillance, hacking of mobile devices and networks, and more  —  The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill meaning that is likely to be in force in a matter of weeks.  —  The Bill has already been passed …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Interview with radio host and Infowars operator Alex Jones, on his recent phone call with Trump, keeping the president-elect accountable to grass-roots voters  —  When Donald J. Trump emerged from the haze of his surprise victory in the presidential election, one of his first calls was apparently …
 
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump's tweets complaining about New York Times stories are usually about articles that prove to be accurate
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Diane Rehm's station taps Joshua Johnson, a lesser-known radio host, as her successor
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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
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NBC News:
Trump's refusal to accommodate press pool is part of a broader trend which suggests his administration will lack transparency