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5:30 PM ET, December 30, 2016

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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump, from charitable giving to the Access Hollywood tape  —  “Arnold and Tim, if you'd come up, we're going to give you a nice, beautiful check," Donald Trump said.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Milo Yiannopoulos signs an autobiographical book deal with Threshold Editions, a Simon & Schuster imprint; sources say the advance is $250K  —  “They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off.  Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened," says Yiannopoulos.
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says “business as usual is over” as social media outreach will take a larger role alongside news conferences  —  ‘Business as usual is over,’ the incoming White House press secretary says.  —  President-elect Donald Trump owes …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
After years of rejecting the “media company” label, Twitter is hiring Periscope editors, broadcasting news alerts, and airing premium live video  —  If you're wondering whether Twitter views itself as a media company or not, take a look at its careers page.
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Alessandro Sabatelli / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter introduces live 360-degree videos on Periscope and Twitter from select partners
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
With a January 1 deadline, Comcast's NBCUniversal and Charter hit a standoff in cable TV carriage deal talks  —  NBCUniversal and Charter Communications are in a negotiation standoff that could see millions of customers lose access to NBCU-owned channels beginning Jan. 1.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is “thinking a lot” about an edit-tweet button, also considering bookmarks, better threading, and multiple interest-based timelines  —  He also wants to know what else you want him to build.  —  You've probably dreamed of directing Twitter's product strategy — well, here's your chance!
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
A fake news problem is emerging among left-leaning media outlets as they jump on thin or false stories that reinforce a political point or play into a narrative  —  The tale went something like this: A Jewish couple was forced to pull its child out of school so the family could “flee” …
Anil Dash / Medium:
Ideas to fix Twitter: show you can ship new features, handle abuse transparently, revamp metrics, understand different user types, and embrace developers  —  Jack asked us for ideas on how to fix Twitter.  A coherent plan for fixing Twitter would make millions of people happier …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Daring Fireball
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Matt Drudge says the Drudge Report experienced a 90-minute DDoS attack last night, and suggests with no evidence that the US government may have been behind it  —  Earlier this evening, Matt Drudge, the reclusive founder of Drudge Report, took to Twitter to claim that the conservative news site experienced …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro increases stake in company to nearly 25%, the maximum he can own, as he buys 2.5M more shares for $37.5M  —  Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro speaks during the “Titans at the Table” Bloomberg Television program in Chicago on April 18, 2012.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Ilya Lozovsky / The Atlantic:
Russian state-media is presenting a whitewashed narrative of the Fall of Aleppo, with Western media, including sites like Vox, failing to present a nuanced view  —  The shocking murder of Andrei Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, generated a swell of outrage across Russia, much of which would sound familiar to Americans.
Discussion: @tjcnj
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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Kremlin-backed media and US far-right sites have adopted the “fake news” term to discredit reports of Aleppo bombings
 
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