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8:55 PM ET, December 11, 2016


 Top News: 
Aja Romano / Vox:
Twitter reinstates and re-verifies white nationalist Richard Spencer 's personal account, says his accounts were banned for violating multiple accounts rule  —  Twitter banned Richard Spencer because he had too many accounts — not because those accounts promoted racism.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Trump's denunciation of individuals on Twitter, which often leads to harassment by his followers, tests the limits of Twitter's rules against incitement
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Experts: expansion of prosecutions using Espionage Act, started under Obama, could be a larger threat to media during Trump's presidency than libel law changes  —  Worry about the Espionage Act, not libel laws.  —  Anyone who doubts that Donald Trump could use the levers of the presidency …
Thomas E. Patterson / Shorenstein Center:
Harvard report finds news coverage of both Clinton and Trump during 2016 election was negative in tone and light on policy  —  A new report from Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election …
Discussion: Business Insider and Media Nation
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Atlantic adds former New Republic editor Franklin Foer as a writer, shortly after making several other hires for its politics and policy team  —  Former New Republic editor Franklin Foer is the latest in a string of splashy post-election hires at the magazine.
Discussion: @franklinfoer
Washington Post:
An anatomy of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, as it mutated from an online rumor to a hashtag on social media to actual gunfire in Washington, DC  —  What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden …
Discussion: The Guardian, Observer and grubstreet
Liz Stinson / Wired:
The Outline, with its opaque user interface and maze-like browsing experience, seems as though it was designed to be used like Tinder or a slot machine  —  In an introductory post to his colorful new project, The Outline, Joshua Topolsky writes that the site is “a new kind of publication for a new kind of human.”
Discussion: @adrjeffries
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Kids are now emulating the child YouTubers they've grown up watching, by posting videos of themselves and performing even when they're not being recorded  —  always land their bottles perfectly upright.  Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice.
Sophia Tesfaye / Salon:
Online media outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network, called Trump TV by some, plans to expand to 24-hour operation  —  Can Trump grant the online channel dedicated to his campaign into the White House without proper credentials?  —  The conservative online media outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Molotov, a free app that allows users to watch 70 free channels in France and bookmark shows in the cloud for alerts and later viewing, raises $23M  —  Paris-based startup Molotov has raised $23 million and launched a service that is poised to revolutionize the way we watch live TV, doing what Apple has tried but thus far failed to do.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
LA entertainment attorney says Trump's EP title on Celebrity Apprentice is likely credit for past work, other presidents have derived income from media products  —  I know next to nothing about how the entertainment world works.  Like many Americans, I assume, the blur of names that I ignore …
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Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
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Ian Burrell / The Drum:
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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook discloses more engagement measurement errors; some of the faulty stats were used by The New York Times and BuzzFeed in their stories about fake news
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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Spotify testing new feature, Jump In, that lets free users play songs on-demand in certain playlists, but negotiations with labels may delay release
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Mika Brzezinski, criticized during election for favorable Trump treatment, claims Clinton camp contacted NBC to say she “needed to be pulled off the air”
Discussion: @thr