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3:35 PM ET, November 21, 2016

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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 …
Aarti Shahani / NPR:
Sources describe how Facebook's community operations team, which consists of several thousand people, rapidly judges flagged content  —  Audio will be available later today. … Mark Zuckerberg — one of the most insightful, adept leaders in the business world — has a problem.
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg responds to fake news controversy and outlines projects Facebook is working on to combat the issue
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal is investing another $200M in BuzzFeed, which will collaborate with NBCU's Content Studio under extended advertising-sales relationship  —  NBCUniversal announced Monday that it has made an additional $200 million investment in BuzzFeed — on top of the $200 million it invested last year.
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Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
How two fake news writers, self-proclaimed yellow journalists, say they found success sharing stories with shock value on Facebook  —  LONG BEACH, Calif. — Fewer than 2,000 readers are on his website when Paris Wade, 26, awakens from a nap, reaches for his laptop and thinks he needs to, as he puts it, “feed” his audience.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Social media giants including Facebook have a responsibility to help defend truth, as Trump and some of his advisers have embraced and spread falsehoods  —  Friday night, the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg went on his vast social network to convince an expanding chorus of critics …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Jim VandeHei hires FCC's press secretary Kim Hart to oversee tech coverage at his new site  —  It's Kim Hart, currently the press secretary at the FCC.  —  Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei's new company doesn't have a name yet.  And he has yet to explain exactly what the company will be, exactly.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Trump's off-the-record meeting with top network executives and anchors comes amid serious concerns over the press' access to the incoming administration  —  The off-the-record gathering comes amid serious concerns over the press' access to the incoming administration.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Publishers' app store ratings are being driven down by right-wing trolls leaving one star reviews and comments accusing the publishers of left-wing bias  —  Two new fronts have opened up in the battle between the left and the right over media bias: the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Discussion: @retroremakes, @jayrosen_nyu and @dvsch
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly claims some TV hosts colluded with Trump, warning him they would ask tough questions in order to appear credible; Hannity responds defensively  —  Earlier today, Fox News host Megyn Kelly appeared on MediaBuzz and made the claim that many pro-Trump hosts at various networks were …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Sources: ABC is exploring the possibility of launching a 24-hour digital news channel in 2017; it follows ABC's experiments with Facebook Live  —  The election is over, but ABC is exploring the possibility of a new 24-hour digital news channel.  Our distribution tipsters say that some months ago …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Mediaite
Christina Xu:
In China, where all media is distrusted, US election misinformation proliferates unchecked  —  Weibo pushes out about a dozen general news notifications a day about everything from trending topics to celebrity gossip to major world events.  Monday afternoon, on my way to the subway to meet …
Discussion: @dabeard and @xuhulk
Alex Claridge / KentOnline:
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos' talk at English grammar school canceled after UK Department of Education's counter extremism unit intervenes  —  A Kent school has cancelled a talk by a controversial ex-pupil after the Department for Education's counter extremism unit stepped into the furore.
 
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Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Deborah Needleman is leaving T Magazine after a four-year run as editor in chief; no successor has yet been named
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Reese Witherspoon partners with Otter Media—the joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group—to form a women-focused digital media company, Hello Sunshine
Discussion: Fortune
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
Discussion: @ylichterman
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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
Nikki Usher / CNN:
The presidential campaign demonstrated how data journalism, especially real-time interactives, are addicting but can oversimplify and obscure real insight