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11:55 AM ET, November 25, 2017

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Jeff Kao / Hacker Noon:
Analysis of FCC net neutrality comments finds over 1M pro-repeal were likely faked and 99% of organic comments were in favor of keeping rules  —  I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the results were disturbing.
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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
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 …
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Dish and CBS reach deal after Thanksgiving NFL blackout  —  Terms were undisclosed  —  For some satellite subscribers, a standoff between Dish and CBS over a carriage agreement meant no traditional NFL on Thanksgiving, an unforgivable slight to some.  But both companies have now reached …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Deadline, CNBC and Fast Company
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Russia tries to control news on Yandex by making aggregators responsible for content and publishing pro-Kremlin stories across news sites to trick algorithms  —  Google said it would demote Russia Today and Sputnik, but the Russian government has tried to control what news appears on Yandex for years.
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
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Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding
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
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