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3:50 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.
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.
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.”
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 …
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: Forbes
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
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.
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
The double-edged sword of Trump: anti-journalist President-elect who is good for ratings and traffic  —  You can't just blame Jeff Zucker.  —  “This is the best gift the popular press could have gotten,” one cable-news executive told me a day after Donald Trump had improbably won the presidential election …
Discussion: CNNMoney and SiliconBeat
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