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12:55 PM ET, January 13, 2017

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Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
Former Breitbart News reporters are launching a pro-Trump advocacy group, the America First Project, with a media arm called Big League Politics  —  Patrick Howley, a former Breitbart News reporter, left the site under vague circumstances back in November.  Howley told me at the time that he was leaving …
Doris Truong / Washington Post:
Right-wing bloggers falsely accuse an editor of taking photos of Cabinet candidate Rex Tillerson's notes during a hearing break; editor wasn't there  —  What it's like to be a the center of a fake-news conspiracy theory.  —  There's a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
YouTube launches Super Chat in beta, letting viewers pay to pin comments on live streams, with a broad rollout on January 31  —  But you'll have to do your own troll patrol  —  YouTube today is announcing a new feature to help creators monetize when they go live.
Amanda Taub / New York Times:
Research says Americans' bias against the political party they oppose is so strong that it acts as a partisan prism for facts, which fuels the rise of fake news  —  In his farewell address as president Tuesday, Barack Obama warned of the dangers of uncontrolled partisanship.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ says a libel lawsuit brought by Sheldon Adelson against one of its reporters, Kate O'Keefe, has been settled; no money is being paid to settle the suit  —  The Wall Street Journal said a libel lawsuit brought by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson against one of its reporters has been settled.
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:
BBC commits a team to debunk false stories masquerading as real news and being shared on social media  —  Permanent Reality Check team will target false stories or facts being shared on social media  —  The BBC is to assemble a team to fact check and debunk deliberately misleading and false stories masquerading as real news.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The tabloid press, whose bogus stories are amplified by Drudge, Hannity, and Breitbart, is poised to become a chief propaganda arm of the Trump administration  —  The 2016 campaign hadn't even begun when America's supermarket tabloids picked their guy.  “New Poll: Donald Trump's The One!” …
Claire Wardle / First Draft News:
First Draft launches NewsCheck Chrome extension allowing users to investigate authenticity of online images or videos  —  Today we're launching First Draft's NewsCheck Chrome extension.  A year ago, I was incredibly fortunate to receive a flash grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon rolls out its first branded VOD subscription service, Anime Strike, with 1K+ titles, available for $4.99/month for Prime members  —  Ecommerce giant plans additional subscription VOD channels  —  Amazon is rolling out its first branded on-demand subscription service for Amazon Channels …
Teddy Amenabar / Washington Post:
The Washington Post will launch a weekly Friday afternoon newsletter, Read These Comments, dedicated to the best reader comments  —  On Friday, we're launching a weekly newsletter dedicated to the best conversations and comments on The Washington Post.  And I can't wait to get started.
Dave McNary / Variety:
CIR announces Glassbreaker Films to support female documentarians and provide training in journalism to high schoolers in San Francisco  —  The Center for Investigative Reporting is launching Glassbreaker Films as an initiative to support women in documentary filmmaking, Variety has learned exclusively.
 
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Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed sold more than $25K worth of “failing pile of garbage” merchandise on Wednesday and will donate all proceeds to the Committee to Project Journalists
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Texas congressman Randy Weber says CNN reporter Jim Acosta was “disrespectful” to Trump during press briefing and “should be fired”