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10:05 AM ET, November 21, 2016


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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: @xuhulk
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.
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
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 …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Incoming AP executive editor Sally Buzbee on AP's election coverage, her plans for AP, slow corrections, more  —  Sally Buzbee, who takes over as executive editor of the Associated Press from Kathleen Carroll in January, has served as Washington bureau chief for the past six years …
Discussion: @erikwemple and @iwmf
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