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6:10 PM ET, November 20, 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.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook should hire an executive editor and give that person the resources, power, and staff to make sound editorial decisions  —  Two days after the election of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg found himself on the hot seat.  —  At a tech conference, an interviewer grilled the Facebook chief executive …
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 …
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
How a tweet with false claims from an account with about 40 followers got amplified by a Reddit group and partisan media to become a talking point for Trump  —  How a misinformed Twitter post the night after the presidential election fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory and became a talking point …
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 …
Ben Smith / Columbia Journalism Review:
To combat fake news, editors from legacy outlets and new ones alike could treat the information ecosystem as a frontline beat  —  Leaders of the most important tech companies in the world are grappling with fake news, as embarrassing screenshots of bogus Trending Topics and Google News headlines go viral.
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 …
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
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
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Profile of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was vaulted into the mainstream national dialogue after he interviewed Trump during the election  —  Last December, amid the jumbled Republican presidential nomination scrum, Donald Trump carved out a half an hour for a live video interview …
Discussion: Forbes
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
News organizations in Philadelphia team up to report on problems and possible solutions for prison recidivism, with help from the Solutions Journalism Network  —  “With big topics like this, you really have to look at the solutions with the same rigor as you would when you're investigating the problems."
Discussion: @ylichterman
Nikki Usher / CNN:
The presidential campaign demonstrated how data journalism, especially real-time interactives, are addicting but can oversimplify and obscure real insight  —  Photos:  —  The 2016 presidential race, in photos  —  President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech in the early morning hours …
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 and @johnjcook
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Chava Gourarie / Columbia Journalism Review:
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