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2:55 PM ET, November 9, 2017

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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?
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.
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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  —  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.
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.
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves  —  This week, multiple outlets reported on a Facebook pilot scheme that aims to combat revenge porn.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Sean Hannity announces that former White House aide Sebastian Gorka has joined Fox News as a national security analyst  —  Sean Hannity announced on his radio show today that Sebastian Gorka has officially joined Fox News.  —  Gorka appeared on Hannity's radio show today and …
Erin Millar / Discourse:
Canada's Discourse Media is hoping to raise $1M to expand nationally with a revamped digital site and a membership model in spring 2018  —  After months of researching, listening, planning, seeking advice, and making hard decisions, on Nov. 7, I stood in front of a packed room in Toronto …
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