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1:50 AM ET, November 16, 2017


 Top News: 
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program  —  A risky new step in the fight to reduce harassment  —  Twitter will begin removing verification badges from users who violate its rules, the company said today.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: FCC's Ajit Pai expected to roll out details on reversing net neutrality next week, seeking a final vote on the plan Dec. 14  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net …
Brandy Zadrozny / The Daily Beast:
More than a dozen current and former employees at Vice say the company has a culture of sexual harassment that management ignored  —  In the summer of 2015, Phoebe Barghouty was 23 years old and had a new master's degree in journalism from Stanford—but little other experience …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How the Weinstein Company is crumbling amid outside lawsuits, a potential internal lawsuit, and possible bankruptcy  —  Whether the disgraced mogul ends up broke or behind bars, one thing is certain: His judicial woes have just begun.  Says one expert, “I've never seen anything like this.”
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Kickstarter launches Drip, a new service that lets fans subscribe to their favorite creators, including Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian  —  The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.  —  National Observer is no stranger to successful crowdfunding campaigns.
The Guardian:
Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US  —  Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum
Choi Chi-yuk / South China Morning Post:
Voice of America fires three suspended staff members over a streamed interview in April with exiled Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui  —  Washington-based journalists Sasha Gong Xiaoxia and Dong Fang interviewed the fugitive Chinese tycoon at an undisclosed location on April 19
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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Advertisers' messages get muddled as they walk back or delete tweets about Hannity's show with little explanation
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Voice of America reporter Joshua Fatzick has been placed on administrative leave during investigation of Reddit posts
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
“Jane Doe” is trying to bring the first class action lawsuit against Weinstein Co. and Miramax over Harvey Weinstein's behavior, claiming racketeering
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Ken Bensinger / BuzzFeed:
Witness in FIFA trial says that six media companies, including Fox Sports, bribed officials for soccer broadcasting rights; Fox denies claim
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Erin Griffith / Wired:
Former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons and ex investment head of Time Warner's VC arm Rachel Lam launch Imagination Capital to invest in early-stage startups
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
European Commission announces public consultation to work on strategy to fight misinformation, with a report due in spring
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The ugly echo chamber of Hannity and Breitbart is why women wait so long to report abuse