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6:25 AM ET, November 10, 2017

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New York Times:
Five women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct; Thursday premiere of his new movie is canceled, along with appearance on Late Show with Colbert  —  In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musical.ly acquired for as much as $1B by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., maker of news app Toutiao  —  With 60 million monthly users, startup sells to Chinese maker of news app Toutiao  —  Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney misses with Q4 net income of $1.75B, down 1% YoY, on $12.78B in revenue, down 2.8% YoY and below $13.2B estimated  —  Shares of Disney rose prior to the closing bell on Thursday but are roughly flat for the year, even as Wall Street in general has been in rally mode.
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Richard Deitsch / SI.com:
Sources: about 100 layoffs expected at ESPN after Thanksgiving, affecting on-air talent, executives, producers, and digital and tech staffers  —  Created with Sketch.  — The network is expected to cut more than 100 staffers, including front-facing talent, in late November.
Discussion: Axios, Variety, CNBC and Hollywood Reporter
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Despite Jack Dorsey's pledges to remove hate symbols and violent groups, Twitter verifies creator of white supremacist rally in Charlottesville  —  On Tuesday, Twitter gave its preferred status, a verified check mark, to Jason Kessler, the creator of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in August that left one dead.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has temporarily paused “all general verifications” to work on clarifying policy, after verifying white supremacist Jason Kessler
Peter Kafka / Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says DoJ did not ask him to sell CNN as a condition of acquiring Time Warner, despite report, reiterates he does not intend to sell  —  That contradicts reports from yesterday.  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says no one from the Department of Justice has asked …
Katherine Cowdrey / The Bookseller:
BBC releases its first interactive audio story, The Inspection Chamber, on Amazon Echo; listeners insert themselves in the story and steer the plot via voice  —  The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called “The Inspection Chamber”, available through Amazon Alexa.
Discussion: bbc.co.uk, CNET and Engadget
Washington Post:
Editor says Russian news outlet RT will comply with US DoJ and register as foreign agent; Russian embassy suggests US news orgs may face retaliation in Russia  —  RT, a Moscow-headquartered website and television channel that the U.S. government says is a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin …
 
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children
MIT Technology Review:
MIT Technology Review names Gideon Lichfield, a founding Quartz editor, as editor in chief
Thanks:@jtemple
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times is launching a monthly kids' print section with puzzles, an advice column, and stories starting November 19 and lasting through 2018
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Cheddar plans to launch a second channel, Cheddar Big News, by the end of Q1 2018, broadcasting from 6am to 10pm daily, modeled after CNN's Headline News
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Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
Nielsen to include data from Comcast's set-top boxes in local TV ratings; Nielsen now has access to viewing information four major cable and satellite providers
Discussion: TVSpy and Radio & Television …
Ajit V. Pai / New York Times:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues for repeal of broadcast-newspaper cross-ownership rule, sees cross-ownership as source of revenue for struggling print media
Discussion: Slate
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Sean Hannity announces that former White House aide Sebastian Gorka has joined Fox News as a national security analyst
Discussion: @yashar and TVNewser