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7:55 PM ET, November 24, 2017

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Kelsey Sutton / Mic:
Six sites, including Slate, Refinery29, Mic, end paid promotion partnerships with George Takei to share their content on Takei's Facebook page  —  Cracks are beginning to appear in George Takei's lucrative social media influencing platform as publishers distance themselves from the former Star Trek star …
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 …
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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
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
David Beard / Poynter:
Profile of NOWCastSA, a news and information project at San Antonio's library that trains interns, teaches digital media literacy, and covers hyperlocal news  —  It begins with fun: Playing with the green screen, experimenting with microphones and cameras.  Then the San Antonio teenagers move …
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 …
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
UK ex-minister urges CMA to reject Sky takeover citing Murdoch's excessive political influence and how News Int'l CEO Brooks spoke of “partnership” with Cameron  —  Former minister suggests deal involved appointment by prime minister David Cameron of Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, to position at No 10
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
Former editor at Russia's Rossiya says censorship in Russia relies on newsroom self-censorship and journalists were instructed to portray Trump positively  —  On a recent Saturday in November, Dimitri Skorobutov, a former editor at Russia's largest state media company, sat in a bar in Maastricht …
Discussion: @ryanlizza
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat debuts new ad formats allowing advertisers to post Promoted Stories in Stories tab and AR Trial Ads for placing interactive objects in a camera view  —  Snap Inc's stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats.
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the LA Times' long history of anti-labor owners, as uncertainty at the paper fuels a newsroom effort to unionize with NewsGuild-CWA  —  Union signs adorn the newsroom.  Photo by Matt Pearce, via Twitter.  —  The successful formation of a union at the Los Angeles Times …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
AJ+ looks to serialized content on YouTube to increase retention; average video view duration has increased by about 3 minutes in the last three months  —  Al Jazeera's AJ+ was one of the first distributed media brands to quickly build an audience off the back of Facebook with short …
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.
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 …
 
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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
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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
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