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11:40 AM ET, November 23, 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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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Ajit Pai's proposal to kill net neutrality argues the FCC should not have tried to stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008  —  This is what happens when you're honest about killing net neutrality  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
As the FCC seeks to kill net neutrality, Comcast, Charter, and cable trade group NCTA vow not to block, throttle, or interfere with lawful sites or activities  —  Look to calm critics suggesting FCC Title II rollback would lead to such conduct  —  ISPs were renewing their pledges not to block …
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding  —  In a federal bankruptcy court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for venture capitalist Peter Thiel objected to the ongoing sale process of Gawker.com …
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 …
David Gelles / New York Times:
DoJ and FCC's separate rulings on the AT&T-Time Warner merger and net neutrality show mixed messages from the government on market power of big companies  —  Loosening rules on internet providers would let big companies charge more for their services.  But a suit to block a merger signals a tougher stance against big business.
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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
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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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
IPSO ruling: Sun's “Muslim Problem” article does not breach discrimination standards since it doesn't target individuals but says it does echo Nazi-era language  —  British Muslim and Jewish groups are scathing of IPSO's decision regarding board member Trevor Kavanagh's “Nazi-like” language.
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guido Fawkes
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: CNNMoney, Mediaite and @rafat
 
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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
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Source: The New York Times is torn as to whether White House correspondent Glenn Thrush should be fired over alleged sexual harassment at his previous job
Discussion: The Hill
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
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model
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
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
John Kirby / CNN:
WH Press Secretary Sanders degraded the media by extracting statements of thankfulness at Monday's briefing, part of a longer effort to undermine a free press
Discussion: Vanity Fair