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11:30 AM ET, September 8, 2017

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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Sen. Mark Warner and experts raise idea of regulating political ad spending on Facebook similar to broadcast radio and TV  —  Facebook is facing a new push to reveal how its vast power is being used after it disclosed that roughly $100,000 worth of political ads were purchased on its platform …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook needs to acknowledge its power, including through paid-for disinformation, during the US election  —  What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump's win.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Graydon Carter plans to step down as Vanity Fair's editor in December, ending 25-year tenure  —  Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, plans to step down from the magazine in December after a 25-year tenure, leaving the role that established him as a ringmaster of the glittery spheres of Hollywood, Washington and Manhattan media.
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David Kamp / Vanity Fair:
A tribute to Graydon Carter, a natural mentor with a gift for endless invention, who made Vanity Fair a trusted, authoritative voice  —  “This is the best job you're ever going to have.”  —  Oh, bittersweet day: the Grexit is upon us.  Among those of us who have worked with Graydon Carter for a long time …
Discussion: New York Times and twitter.com
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on its new service when it launches in late 2019  —  - Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on the new Disney streaming platform when it launches in late 2019, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Economist is increasingly using Asian chat app Line, which can drive as much traffic as Facebook, by posting a diverse range of stories to its ~1M followers  —  Since starting to post to the popular Asian app Line in January 2016, The Economist has grown its following to nearly 1 million in several countries.
Discussion: @digiday
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, a dramatic increase on its current video deals  —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening its purse strings …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu partner to offer both services in a bundle to US students for $4.99/month, will offer other bundles to more customers in future
Matt Stevens / New York Times:
CBS says Hillary Clinton will appear on Colbert's Late Show on 9/19 to promote her new book, What Happened, and talk about her 2016 campaign  —  “What happened,” you ask?  —  Whether or not you will have read Hillary Clinton's upcoming book of that title by Sept. 19, she will take to television …
Pew Research Center:
Pew 2017 study of news use on social media: 55% of US people aged 50+ get news on social sites, up 10% YoY; Twitter users who get news on site up 15% YoY to 74%  —  As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media …
Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Ethics experts says Breitbart paying Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who runs Trump's voter fraud panel, breaks federal conflict of interest rules  —  “If you're getting paid by somebody to write about your official duties, that seems to me a clear problem," an ethics expert says.
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
Sami Main / Adweek:
Disney to relaunch its retro kid-focused Mickey Mouse Club show, now called Club Mickey Mouse, exclusively on Facebook and Instagram over a seven week period  —  Club Mickey Mouse is made by, and for, Gen Z  —  You won't find the latest iteration of the Mickey Mouse Club on TV.
Discussion: The Verge and Variety
 
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BBC:
UK's Trinity Mirror, publisher of Daily Mirror, says it is in talks to acquire all publishing assets of Daily Express owner Northern & Shell
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun, many with celebrities; next round of cases expected in January
Discussion: @arusbridger and @sunapology
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Fullscreen lays off 3% of staff, mostly from its subscription video service, as it focuses on original programming
Discussion: VideoInk and Variety
New York Post:
Hulk Hogan's lawyer Charles Harder files defamation suit against Jezebel and others for a 2016 story that quoted women saying a support group was a cult
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook will be exclusive live stream partner for new Paladins Premier League, with weekly Paladins Esports Show on Watch and more
Discussion: Forbes
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Scribd partners with New York Times to offer US students a $1.87/week bundle and will share any revenue
Discussion: TechCrunch