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4:55 PM ET, November 9, 2017

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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 …
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  —  Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications - the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next …
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 …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
When Trump's DoJ threatens to scuttle AT&T-Time Warner deal unless CNN is sold, business leaders feel the chill as well as journalists
Tae Kim / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says company has “no intention” of selling CNN amid AT&T-TW merger and has not offered to sell it during process despite DoJ demand
Financial Times:
Sources: US DoJ tells AT&T it needs to sell CNN to get Time Warner merger approval; source says “It's all about CNN”; source says AT&T plans to sue DoJ
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  —  Do you check your Twitter feed to get the latest news?  Monitor trending topics on your Facebook page to see what's making headlines?
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.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
YouTube rapid-response pundits have climbed in search results, exposing legions of viewers to far-fetched theories after big news events like the Texas shooting  —  On Sunday afternoon, when Elmer T. Williams's wife told him that a mass shooting had taken place at a church in Texas, he leapt into action.
Discussion: HuffPost and Talking New Media
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  —  Business video net Cheddar plans to launch a second channel focused on national and world news next year.
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.
Discussion: The Wrap and Business Wire
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  —  Viewing info added to local TV measurement  —  Nielsen said it reached an agreement to use data from Comcast's set-top boxes in its local TV ratings service.
Discussion: TVSpy and Radio & Television …
Music Business Worldwide:
Sources: Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music team up to sue online radio company TuneIn in the UK for breach of copyright  —  MBW understands that Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are teaming up for a legal case against streaming radio service TuneIn in the UK market.
 
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