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1:45 PM ET, November 30, 2016


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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix enables downloading of shows and movies to watch offline on iOS and Android for all streaming plans; selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  For now, the selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway.
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen reveal details about their new startup, named Axios, including its mission statement: “Media is broken—and too often a scam.”  —  For starters, their new company will be called Axios, which means worthy in Greek.  And Allen will return with a newsletter that “cuts across our topic areas.”
New York Times:
Journalists generally say they can't ignore Trump's tweets and will apply the same news judgment they would use for any statement by a powerful leader  —  Since Election Day, President-elect Donald J. Trump has proposed a U-turn in American diplomatic relations with Cuba …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Spiegel Online's case against Adblock owner Eyeo GmbH, the sixth case Eyeo has faced alleging ad-blocking violated German law, is dismissed  —  Eyeo GmbH has beaten back German court cases seeking to shut down its business.  —  In the US, blocking online advertisements might land you in a heated debate.
Robert Andrews / The Drum:
Q&A with Christian Dommers, head of business development at AdBlock Plus, on programmatic, publishers, and acceptable ads
Discussion: @thedrum
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
CBC journalist Edward Ou was denied entry to the US and had his mobile phones briefly confiscated, as he travelled to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protest  —  Award-winning Canadian photojournalist Edward Ou has had plenty of scary border experiences while reporting from the Middle East for the past decade.
Liz Spayd / New York Times:
Jessica Lessin's recent op-ed for the NYT, in which she defended Facebook, should have included more detail about her ties to the social network  —  Ever since the election, there's been endless finger-pointing at Facebook by those who blame it for letting malicious “fake news” onto its social platform.
Jessica Lessin / New York Times:
Facebook shouldn't take responsibility for fact-checking news because decisions about truth aren't clear-cut, and rules about sources could sway news coverage
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
MuckRock takes over the free FOIA Machine, which helps users send and track info requests and was funded earlier by the Knight Foundation and via Kickstarter  —  Nonprofit FOIA site MuckRock announced Tuesday that it is officially taking over the records request tool FOIA Machine.
Discussion: @jrnlsm and Poynter
April Siese / The Daily Dot:
Jake Beckman, the creator of @SavedYouAClick, a Twitter account with 230K+ followers that aims to combat clickbait, creates @SavedYouATrick to oust fake news  —  For over two and a half years, Jake Beckman has been waging a war against clickbait.  The flashy headlines peppered with teasers …
Discussion: @margarita, @jakebeckman and Forbes
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global debuts November 30 and partners with international media company Antenna Global to accelerate expansion into foreign markets  —  The privately held company, which has been working with Vice Media in the region, will help the health venture with its global expansion.
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Time Inc. and Meredith Corp. stocks rise 1% on Wednesday morning amid speculation Meredith Corp. will bid for Time Inc.  —  The industry mulls reports of a potential deal between Meredith and Time Inc.  —  The Time Inc. building.  —  The shares of magazine giants Meredith Corp …
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Cristiano Lima / Politico:
In a series of tweets, Trump criticized CNN over its story debunking his voter fraud claim and retweeted criticism of the network from his supporters