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11:15 PM ET, September 22, 2017

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Colin Stretch / Facebook:
Facebook says it will hand over information on Russia-linked ads bought during 2016 election campaign to Congressional investigators  —  Two weeks ago, we announced we had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear …
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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook's efforts to overhaul political ads on its platform are crucial first steps, but vulnerabilities remain  —  FACEBOOK HAS AGREED to give Congressional investigators roughly 3,000 political ads it found linked to Russian accounts that ran during the 2016 election.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Analysis of Zuckerberg's nine-point plan to combat election interference on Facebook  —  Election meddling is Facebook's next adversary, and it's got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news.  Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Facebook will make Pages disclose who paid for political ads and let users see all current ads from that advertiser, rolling out over the coming months
Ellen Pollock / The New York Times Company:
New York Times names Jim Windolf as media editor beginning September 26  —  Jim Windolf, who has led Men's Style since it was founded in 2015, will join Business Day on Sept. 26.  Read more in this note from Ellen Pollock:  —  I'm thrilled to announce that Jim Windolf will be our new media editor.
Discussion: @choire
Gary Baum / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Your News Wire, an LA-based outlet run by a couple that champions populist stories and has been a target of Snopes  —  Your News Wire, a 3-year-old website of murky facts and slippery spin, is published by Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway — a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016 …
Reuters:
Time Inc is looking to sell assets including Time Inc UK; warns about more-than-anticipated softness in Q3 print and ad revenues, says it received SEC subpoena  —  (Reuters) - Time Inc (TIME.N) said on Friday it was looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Sleeping Giants database lists 2,900 advertisers that have blocked Breitbart since November; Breitbart EIC Alex Marlow calls the work “corporate censorship”  —  Hardly anyone paid attention last November when a strangely named Twitter account, Sleeping Giants, sent its first tweet into the digisphere.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
W3C's approval of DRM for video gives the impression that the standards consortium has been captured by corporations, a view the group's CEO rejects  —  The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology.  —  This week the World Wide Web Consortium …
Daniel Chivu / Daily Front Row:
Interview with Choire Sicha, formerly of Gawker, The Awl, and Vox Media, as he takes over as editor of The New York Times Style section  —  Five years ago, The New York Times boardroom seemed an unlikely place for a tête-à-tê te with former Gawker star Choire Sicha.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Google and its partners will issue refunds for ads bought through its systems that ran on websites with fake traffic  —  Company says several major online ad ‘exchanges’ have agreed to cooperate  —  Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL .00% Google confirmed Thursday it will issue refunds for ads bought through …
Nieman Lab:
Media in the Middle East study: Arab nationals twice as likely as Americans to trust mass media; two-thirds get news from social media every day  —  Two-thirds of respondents in the countries studied said they get news from social media every day.  —  Editor's note: Everette E. Dennis …
Discussion: MediaShift
 
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Misinformation hasn't gained much traction during Germany's election season so far, with false stories shared far less than during US election
Discussion: Nieman Lab
David Agren / The Guardian:
A story about a 12-year-old girl called Frida Sofia, trapped in rubble at a school in Mexico, captivated the nation but turned out to be untrue
Patricia Mazzei / Miami Herald:
How a local Puerto Rican radio station, Univision's WKAQ-AM, kept broadcasting amid Hurricane Maria, even as the roof of their studio was torn off
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Jonathan Handel / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice Media's video and TV programming workers unionize with Writers Guild of America East and the Motion Picture Editors Guild
Ian Crouch / New Yorker:
How TV host Jimmy Kimmel, viewed as a genial lightweight amid political figures like Colbert, brought a scathing and informed voice to health-care debate
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Parse.ly and BuzzSumo reports show drop-off in referral traffic and engagement for publishers via Facebook
Discussion: AdExchanger, Thanks:@amontalenti