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8:55 PM ET, December 27, 2016

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Ken Doctor / Politico:
Washington Post CEO and Publisher Fred Ryan reaffirms the newspaper is profitable and says it's adding dozens of journalists to the newsroom in 2017  —  2016 was the year the Washington Post came of age - again.  In its audience growth, in the ambitiousness of its journalism …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Speculation mounts as to whether Trump will upend D.C. press protocols, with fears he could attempt to usurp some power from the WHCA  —  With the naming of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, Donald J. Trump has selected a Republican Party insider and communications veteran.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Inside Snopes' increasingly prominent fact-checking operation, which added 12 staffers a couple of years ago and saw record ~2.5M uniques the day after election  —  SAN DIEGO — The last line of defense against the torrent of half-truths, untruths and outright fakery that make up so much of …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu and Disney announce licensing deal that brings 50+ older Disney movies like Mulan and Pocahontas to Hulu  —  Hulu and Disney have struck a new licensing pact that gets the subscription video service exclusive subscription streaming rights to movies like “Pocahontas,” “Mulan” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
By focusing on online reach, advertisers face a moral dilemma: potentially funding websites that spread fake news or amplify conspiracy theories  —  Advertising on the internet has never been easier.  Data and automation increasingly allow companies large and small to reach millions of people every month …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Trump supporters and conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh are using the term “fake news” to discredit reports from the mainstream press  —  WASHINGTON — The C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the White House may all agree that Russia was behind the hacking that interfered with the election.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Facebook's Safety Check in Bangkok, Thailand falsely triggered by fake news reports about a bomb explosion, was deactivated after about an hour  —  There was no bomb scare in Thailand  —  Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm.  Today, the social network falsely activated its Safety Check feature …
Agence France-Presse:
Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted a nuke threat to Israel, in response to a fake news story about Israel threatening to destroy Pakistan  —  Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site …
 
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Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Miramax CEO Stephen Schoch is stepping down, will be replaced temporarily by Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi
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Life coach Madalina Iacob sues Gothamist over allegations posted in its comments section, claiming she was a sex worker
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