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2:20 AM ET, November 5, 2017

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Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix says it will not be involved in any further production of House of Cards with Kevin Spacey, scraps Gore Vidal biopic featuring actor  —  The streamer is “evaluating” the future of political drama House of Cards and is no longer moving forward with a planned Gore Vidal biopic that the two-time Oscar winner was set to star in.
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Chloe Melas / CNNMoney:
Former House of Cards production assistant says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him; other current and former workers call Spacey's behavior “predatory”
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Disney declined to offer LA Times entertainment writers advance film screenings claiming unfair coverage of its ties with Anaheim  —  The Los Angeles Times has just published its 2017 Holiday Movie Preview.  Prominently featured is this note warning readers about a rather large and unfortunate omission from the reviews:
Recode:
Analysis: how US news orgs including Washington Post and Miami Herald cited tweets from Russian troll farm accounts, presenting them as authentic voices  —  Tweets from 2,752 fake Twitter accounts created by Russian government trolls found their way into U.S. news stories.
Elizabeth Grieco / Pew Research Center:
Pew: 26% of US adults get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016; 50% of Facebook news users get news via Facebook alone  —  Americans are more likely than ever to get news from multiple social media sites, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.
Discussion: Adweek
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
CNN plans to launch tiered subscriptions as early as Q2 of 2018, debuts e-commerce site, and weighs expanding CNN Go app outside the US for a fee  —  The as-yet-unpriced plans are part of effort to reach $1 billion in digital revenue by 2022  —  Two years ago, an employee in CNN's digital news group …
Discussion: Forbes, CNN, Digiday, Mashable and Variety
Kristin M. Hall / Associated Press:
Country Music Association apologizes and rescinds media restrictions on questions about Las Vegas shooting, gun rights, or politics at award show  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is apologizing after trying to impose restrictions on any questions by the media …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
How the Establishment's focus on simultaneous membership and audience growth has led to 900 new paying members since January and a million monthly page views  —  “It's obviously a crowded media sphere right now.  A lot of people at the outset were dubious that we need another website."
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Spirited Media lays off staffers from its three hyperlocal news sites, seeks new revenue streams  —  Photo of the Denverite office in October 2016 by Corey Hutchins  —  SPIRITED MEDIA LAID OFF STAFF at each of its three local news sites this week, undercutting hopes that the company …
David Uberti / Splinter:
New Republic president and publisher Hamilton Fish resigns amid sexual harassment investigation, effective immediately  —  The president and publisher of The New Republic has resigned as the magazine continues an inquiry into harassment allegations by female employees, according to a memo obtained by Splinter.
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
A startup incubated by Matter introduces Grafiti, an iOS app that lets users explore verified datasets, create charts, and share results  —  “These days we have all these conversations about policy and immigration where data comes up, and it's amazing how much plain text is still used to explain these ideas."
Discussion: @albertocairo and @mattervc
Margaret Downing / Houston Press:
Alt-weekly Houston Press ceases print publication, continues online with single editor and freelancers  —  Print is dead.  Long live digital.  Long live the Houston Press.  In dot com form.  —  As of today and going forward, there will be no more print copies of the Houston Press.
Twitter:
Twitter updates rules to clarify its enforcement approach on abusive behavior, self-harm, graphic violence, spam, and adult content  —  Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that's easy to adhere to and understand.
 
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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Internet Association, representing Facebook, Amazon, Google, others, says it now backs Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, after Congress made requested changes
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Two new formal harassment complaints filed against NPR's ousted top editor Michael Oreskes, from current staffers
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Media outlet approaches to covering their own sexual harassment scandals differ wildly: unsparing at NPR, quiet at NBC, and spare and mostly positive at Fox
Discussion: Business Insider
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Periscope says it will waive its 30% cut from the sales of Super Hearts in streams, giving all earnings to creators minus a $1 admin fee per payout