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4:00 PM ET, February 16, 2017


 Top News: 
James Warren / Poynter:
President Trump bashes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more, portraying media as the opposition while reserving praise for Fox & Friends  —  President Trump unveiled an alternate universe Thursday in which virtually every problem of his is the creation of the press.
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump uses press conference to chastise media for dishonesty, repeating his false statement on Electoral College vote margin before demurring when challenged  —  President Trump blasted the “out of control” dishonesty of the mainstream media during a Thursday press conference …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google News expands “fact check” tag for stories on web and mobile apps to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina  —  In October, Google announced it would begin highlighting fact-checked resources in its Google News vertical, allowing readers to more easily find links to reputable sources …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is now limiting visibility of tweets from “potentially abusive accounts” only to their followers for a limited number of hours  —  Twitter time out.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  —  Teresa Kroeger / Getty Images  —  Twitter is temporarily decreasing the reach of tweets …
John Herrman / New York Times:
PewDiePie scandal is best understood in the context of YouTube as a platform with internal politics, a hands-off culture, and rewards for attention seeking  —  Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, is by far YouTube's biggest star.  His videos, a mix of video-game narration …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
White House news congestion with lesser controversies is distracting journalists from more valuable news, either by design or Trump's good fortune  —  The best journalism, like the best science, often starts with asking the right question.  My friend David Corn of Mother Jones posed a fecund …
New York Times:
Journalists hustle to keep up with a faster, relentless news cycle as political developments fuel rising subscriptions, higher TV ratings, and competition  —  White House misconduct.  Sensational leaks.  Battling broadsheets.  —  The swirling story around President Trump's dealings …
Marianne Levine / Politico:
Inside the search for the Oprah tape that may have brought down Andrew Puzder, spanning more than two months, two coasts, and hours of archival digging  —  Andrew Puzder didn't want the tape to resurface.  Oprah Winfrey fought efforts to obtain it.  —  It was a high-profile domestic violence victim …
Journalism in the Americas:
Venezuela's telecom commission orders CNN en Español off air and out of the country after gov't officials criticized story about alleged passport trafficking  —  Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has ordered the suspension of CNN en Español and has kicked the network out of the country.
Christopher Heine / Adweek:
Facebook to turn sound on by default for autoplay videos, including ads and branded content, by end of 2017  —  Follows in Snapchat's footseps  —  Facebook mobile users will soon hear audio fading in as they scroll through videos in the news feed.  And then, if they keep on scrolling …
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:
Time Inc misses Q4 target with revenue of $867M; quarterly print ad revenue fell 10.2% year over year as digital ad revenue rose 63%  —  Time Inc (TIME.N), publisher of Sports Illustrated and People and magazines, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, hurt by a stronger dollar.
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