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10:05 AM ET, December 5, 2016


 Top News: 
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 …
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
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: @violetblue, @kashhill and @vauhinivara
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
The editor in chief of Melbourne's The Age, Mark Forbes, resigns following accusations of sexual harassment  —  Forbes was stood down on Friday as Fairfax Media investigated a complaint that he groped a reporter at a music awards event  —  The editor-in-chief of the Age, Mark Forbes …
Discussion: The Age and iMediaEthics
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
On Sunday, Jim VandeHei tweeted out a request for writers with 10K+ newsletter subscribers, raising speculation about what his new site, Axios, will look like  —  But that doesn't mean the model will look exactly like Politico, according to Dan Primack.  —  Politico* co-founder Jim VandeHei …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Oklahoma-based investigative news site The Tulsa Frontier ditches $30 per month paywall, becomes a nonprofit  —  The Oklahoma-based investigative site had about 750 subscribers paying $30 a month.  —  The Tulsa Frontier launched in 2015 in an attempt to take a different approach to local news.
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 More News: 
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
A man was arrested after firing a rifle in a Washington pizzeria at center of a fake news story tying it to a child abuse ring, after turning up to investigate
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump surrogates' disdain for facts should not be surprising but requires vigilance from reporters and a re-reading of Orwell
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
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
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