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7:50 PM ET, November 19, 2016


 Top News: 
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg responds to fake news controversy and outlines projects Facebook is working on to combat the issue  —  A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update.  —  The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously.
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
John Borthwick of Betaworks and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY offer ideas and resources for tackling fake news on Facebook, Twitter, and Google  —  We—John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis—want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat …
Brent Griffiths / Politico:
President Obama weighs in on fake news, warning it could poison politics so that “we won't know what we're fighting for”  —  President Barack Obama weighed in on the growing debate over fake news, warning that it could poison politics to the point that “we won't know what we're fighting for.”
John Herrman / New York Times:
Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting  —  Something is deeply wrong when the pope's voice, reputation and influence can be borrowed by a source that describes itself as “a fantasy news site” to claim that he has endorsed a presidential candidate, and then be amplified …
New York Times:
A look at how fake news on Facebook has impacted foreign elections and political movements in Indonesia, the Philippines, Germany, Spain, and elsewhere  —  HONG KONG — Facebook rumors force a well-known politician to publish proof of his heritage.  Fake images show a prominent female leader in a hangman's noose.
As a White House official, Steve Bannon would be prohibited from dealing with Breitbart News for at least a year, according to existing White House ethics rules  —  Under White House rules, Donald Trump's chief strategist would have to steer clear of the alt-right website he oversaw.
New York Times:
Sources: New York Observer owner Jared Kushner is seeking a White House position, but it could be blocked by nepotism rules
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Donald Trump's digital director, Brad Parscale, says Facebook helped generate most of the campaign's $250M in online fundraising  —  Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to convince voters that Facebook had no nefarious role in this election.  But according to President-elect Donald Trump's digital …
Jason Zengerle / GQ:
Profile of Charles Harder, media lawyer who took down Gawker, who argues that the “actual malice” standard in libel suits should be discarded  —  Let the record show that Charles Harder does not whiten his teeth, nor does he make any effort to bronze his skin.
Discussion: @mims, @johnjcook and Mediaite
Chava Gourarie / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Chris Arnade, a reporter who spent a year covering Trump and his supporters, on campaign coverage, parachute journalism, and the information divide  —  A group of Trump supporters and “Hardee's Breakfast Club” members in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, put the politics talk on hold to pose for Chris Arnade.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
To cover President-elect Donald Trump, journalists should emphasize their watchdog role, represent all citizens, and be scrupulously fair and relentlessly tough
Discussion: @wbender99 and Forbes
Inside the Trump Tower press stakeout, as reporters wait for the president-elect, who has not instituted a protective pool, to emerge from his office  —  More than a week after the election, the media is still locked out.  —  NEW YORK — Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Delaware filing: BuzzFeed authorizes sale of $200M worth of shares at $1.5B valuation, unchanged from last year  —  BuzzFeed is raising another $200 million at a valuation of $1.5 billion, the same valuation it had last year, according to documents from CB Insights.
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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The double-edged sword of Trump: anti-journalist President-elect who is good for ratings and traffic
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Rod Nordland / New York Times:
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