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12:05 PM ET, November 15, 2017


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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Facebook issues statement saying it has not observed “significant coordination” by Russia-linked accounts targeting Brexit vote, amid UK MPs calls for more info
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Inc is launching Sports Illustrated TV, a $4.99 a month OTT subscription service, on Amazon Channels, with original docu-series, licensed movies, more  —  Time Inc. — in another big bet on pivoting its business toward video — is launching Sports Illustrated TV, its first over-the-top subscription-video service.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
How white men from Ivy League schools benefited from a form of affirmative action at The New Republic, and how it affected women and people of color  —  In 1991, the African American Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter wrote a book called Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby.
Sources: Amazon has scrapped plans for a skinny bundle streaming service combining US broadcast and cable networks, as it believes it won't make enough money  —  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inc (AMZN.O) has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast …
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.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
European Commission announces public consultation to work on strategy to fight misinformation, with a report due in spring  —  Today the European Commission announced a new strategy to combat misinformation and fake news online.  It's asking for more help.
Discussion: Sputnik International
Ken Bensinger / BuzzFeed:
Witness in FIFA trial says that six media companies, including Fox Sports, bribed officials for soccer broadcasting rights; Fox denies claim  —  Alejandro Burzaco, a key witness for the prosecution in the case, testified in court on Tuesday that he was aware of six media companies aware …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Two journalists still face charges after arrests amid inauguration protests; one, Alexei Wood, goes to trial Wednesday and faces up to 61 years in prison  —  On Jan. 20, the day Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as president in front of the Capitol, a limousine was set on fire and storefront windows were smashed nearby.
Stevan Dojcinovic / New York Times:
Serbian journalist says Facebook testing a split News Feed for Pages and friends was ill-conceived in a fledging democracy as it stifles independent media  —  BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook's experiments on user behavior …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The ugly echo chamber of Hannity and Breitbart is why women wait so long to report abuse  —  Leigh Corfman mustered her courage.  —  Although reluctant to go public with what she says happened to her at age 14, at the hands of Roy Moore, she decided it was important to tell her story.
The Daily Beast:
How Twitter account @Umpire43 used the identity of a dead Navy SEAL and triggered false stories on The Gateway Pundit, InfoWars, and One America News Network
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Fox News anchor Shep Smith debunked his own network's coverage of a Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory around uranium, provoking outrage among some viewers  —  Fox News anchor Shepard Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers …
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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
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick identified as Reddit user UncleSam4200, who posted racist, sexist, homophobic slurs during work hours
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
With video and audio, The Skimm pushes further into the daily routines of its 6 million readers
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