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5:13 PM ET, November 22, 2017

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
NY AG says the FCC has ignored multiple requests for logs and records amid NY's investigation of the flood of fake net neutrality comments to the federal agency  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed today that his office has been investigating a flood of spam FCC comments …
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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC unveils its plan to repeal net neutrality rules, a move that would give ISPs broad powers to determine which websites and online services customers use
Tony Romm / Recode:
Facebook plans to roll out tool to show users if they liked or followed a Russia-linked account on Facebook or Instagram but not if they saw Russia-linked ads  —  So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.  —  Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim …
Eve Fairbanks / BuzzFeed:
Mark Halperin and imitators portrayed Washington as an incomprehensible game driven by micro-scoops and access to insiders, rather than a city for all Americans  —  Reports of sexual harassment destroyed his reputation and his career.  But I want to talk about the deeper, subtler …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube details steps it's taking in ongoing effort to clamp down on videos that exploit children, will ramp up removal of offensive material, halt monetization  —  Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …
CBS News:
CBS investigation: three of the network's employees say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them, in incidents which happened after 2011  —  CBS News has fired “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual misconduct.  He had been with the broadcast since its launch in 2012.
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Zack Sharf / IndieWire:
The Royal Tenenbaums, a 2001 film by Wes Anderson with a character believed to be based on Charlie Rose, may have alluded to the star's behavior
Discussion: The Wrap
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Sources: Vice employees were enraged after CEO Smith failed to address sexual harassment in recent company presentation, amid fears of an upcoming NYT exposé  —  After a disastrous state of the union and amid rumors of another sexual harassment story, the media group is already doing damage control.
Discussion: @rafat
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Network urges subscribers to lobby businesses that advertise on CBS local stations, after the two failed to agree terms, resulting in a blackout  —  Dish Network is going hyper-local in its with contract spat with CBS.  —  The U.S.'s No. 2 satellite operator is encouraging customers affected …
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Makan Delrahim, the DoJ's antitrust chief, confirmed on Sept. 27, who is leading the lawsuit against AT&T over its proposed merger with Time Warner  —  Seven weeks into the job, he is at helm of Justice Department's biggest competition case since the late 1990s
Discussion: Forbes
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
DoJ lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal could stall some media mergers and acquisitions because antitrust standards remain uncertain
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Jordan Chariton, fired by The Young Turks last Friday after sexual assault allegations that he denies, says he intends to sue TYT  —  Jordan Chariton, a rising star in left-wing media, says he was fired after a sexual assault allegation surfaced online.  —  An ousted reporter …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Press Association and its German counterpart, DPA, have taken a combined 8% stake in London-based financial news service Alliance News  —  The Press Association has become a shareholder in a London-based financial news service that plans to expand across Europe.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model  —  “We have to find new and creative ways to not replace a client's Google and Facebook spend but find our own portion of it.”  —  Village Media is doing that weird thing …
 
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Another female-led investor group, which includes Walt Disney's grandniece and is led by NY-based Killer Content, is making a bid for the Weinstein Company
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How Mashable flamed out: loss of editorial focus, lack of financial controls, an ill-executed shift to video, and hesitance to diversify revenue
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith says news outlets cannot ignore newsworthy info no matter the source, explaining why BuzzFeed used congressional docs from Cernovich
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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Memo: Pixar chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month sabbatical, apologizes to staff for any unwanted hugs “or any other gesture they felt crossed the line”
ProPublica:
Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public support for him