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9:30 AM ET, November 7, 2017

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 Top News: 
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Sources: Weinstein hired private investigators to collect info on actresses and journalists, ahead of revelations, to stop publication of abuse allegations  —  The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.
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Debra Birnbaum / Variety:
Television Academy Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein For Life  —  Harvey Weinstein has been expelled for life by the Television Academy, Variety has learned.  —  In a meeting Monday with the board of governors, the organization voted to permanently banish the embattled producer …
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney  —  21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co., leaving behind a media company tightly focused on news and sports, according to people familiar with the situation.
James Bridle:
A look at how YouTube is being used to share traumatizing content to young children automatically and at scale  —  As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today.  I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13.
Slate:
A look at push alerts sent by The New York Times and Washington Post since Trump was elected  —  It has been an exhausting, exasperating, anxious year.  A year of relentless assault, as one news break after another pushed its way into our daily existence and found us where we live …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Flavorwire won't review Disney films or cover studio news, and WaPo writer won't review films in advance after Disney studio locked out LA Times over reporting  —  The Times is currently barred from attending advance screenings of Disney movies.  —  On Monday, culture and entertainment …
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge:
ACLU defends blogger who linked Taylor Swift with white supremacy after Swift's lawyers demanded removal and retraction of September blog post  —  Swift's lawyers demanded the article be taken down  —  The ACLU of Northern California issued a press release today saying it intends to defend …
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Twitter accounts posing as Americans began to support Trump in June 2015, weeks after he announced campaign and earlier than previously known  —  In three months after Mr. Trump announced his candidacy, tweets from Russian accounts offered far more praise for the businessman than criticism
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
BBC:
Facebook promoted comments expressing disbelief underneath both fake and legitimate news stories, as part of an experiment to tackle fake news  —  A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.
Steve Smith / Folio:
Time Inc.'s social food video brand Well Done passes 500M views after launching in March  —  Breaking through the clutter of foodie videos is a daunting task even for a massive content network like Time Inc. One answer is to throw a hot dog smoothie (see below for a good laugh) …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Financial news network Cheddar partners with co-working company WeWork to build remote studios in WeWork offices around the US and potentially London and Asia
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Bob Bowman is stepping down next month as CEO of MLB Advanced Media, which spawned Disney's streaming video company BAMTech
Naomi Rovnick / Financial Times:
Johnston Press bows to investor pressure, agrees to hold shareholder vote to remove interim chairman Camilla Rhodes and director Michael Butterworth
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Q&A with Al Cross, head of the University of Kentucky-based Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which runs The Rural Blog
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Hossam Tewfik / Facebook Media:
Facebook introduces way for publishers to toggle Instant Article recirculation ads on and off after requests from publishers
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kobalt Capital, subsidiary of royalty tracker Kobalt, unveils $600M music royalties fund to buy new copyrights
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: former Amazon Studios chairman Roy Price sexually harassed multiple women, including actresses, faced little discipline over incident with Isa Hackett