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9:40 AM ET, December 4, 2016

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Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat avoids the fake news epidemic by vetting publishers who appear in Discover, hiring human editors for Live Stories, and limiting re-sharing  —  Being a control freak pays off.  “It's impossible for somebody to go rogue in Discover.”  —  Facebook emerged during the U.S. election …
Susan B. Glasser / The Brookings Institution:
Political reporting has become better, faster, and more competitive in the last 30 years, but the new flood of information may be drowning us  —  Journalism has never been better, thanks to these last few decades of disruption.  So why does it seem to matter so little?  Reflections on the media in the age of Trump.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook is working on Collections, a feature to showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed  —  Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar …
Bloomberg:
Pandora's stock up 16% on reports of a possible sale; sources say Sirius XM approached the company again and Pandora has reached out to other potential suitors  —  Board hasn't responded to new engagement from Greg Maffei  —  Pandora advisers have begun soliciting interest from buyers
Madeline Conway / Politico:
Corey Lewandowski, Trump's informal adviser and potential employee, says NYT editor Dean Baquet should be in jail for publishing Trump's tax documents  —  Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's first campaign manager, said Thursday that New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet “should be in jail” …
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Jeffrey Zucker defends CNN against political operatives' accusations of bias toward Trump, says he's proud of hiring Corey Lewandowski
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump surrogates' disdain for facts should not be surprising but requires vigilance from reporters and a re-reading of Orwell  —  You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact.
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
BuzzFeed names fake news expert Craig Silverman as its first media editor; based in Toronto, he will focus on social media platforms, misinformation, and more  —  Media writers at traditional news companies tend to see New York City as the nexus of all things important to the industry.
Vauhini Vara / Bloomberg:
Facebook tests ad targeting for people streaming certain shows on Roku and Apple TVs, linking Facebook profiles with IP addresses  —  The Most Interesting Man in the World is said to have invented skinny-dipping and parallel-parked a train, but he's had trouble holding people's attention on Facebook.
Discussion: @kashhill, @vauhinivara and BetaNews
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Hearst forms 10-person Native and Emerging Technologies team to work on voice-based experiences on devices like Echo and smartphones, AI, AR, OTT apps, and more  —  Hearst may be a 129-year-old media company, but even it's planning for a Jetsons-like future when news will be consumed through voice-controlled technology.
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
The Free Press Action Fund wants money raised through the sale of public TV spectrum to be spent on community media and local journalism  —  As society gulps down more and more digital services, it's also rapidly moving away from consuming media via traditional television channels.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC reaches preliminary conclusion that AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption, asks AT&T to respond by December 15  —  Verizon also in trouble with FCC over charging competitors for zero-rating.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has reached …
 
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
As part of proposed $31M settlement, Nick Denton can't buy back Gawker.com unless he gets explicit written permission from Hulk Hogan
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Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Internet Archive and EFF fend off FBI national security letter that demanded records of an Internet Archive user and came with an everlasting gag order
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