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5:55 AM ET, November 28, 2017


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
WaPo publishes off-the-record comments by a woman who falsely claimed to be impregnated as a teenager by Roy Moore and had connections with Project Veritas  —  A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Meredith agrees to buy Time Inc. for $1.85B, at a ~46% premium to Nov. 15's closing price, with $650M coming from Koch brothers, will assume ~$1B in Time's debt  —  Deal valuing publisher at more than $1.8 billion would be significant bet on future of magazine industry
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Tumblr founder David Karp announces resignation from the company in email to staff, said decision came “after months of reflection on my personal ambitions”  —  After 11 years, Tumblr's founder and public face David Karp announced his resignation from the company in a staff email this afternoon.
Noah Kulwin / VICE News:
YouTube says it has terminated 270+ accounts, taken down 150K+ videos, removed ads from ~2M videos over past week as it purges content that endangers children  —  For the second time in less than a year, major advertisers are fleeing YouTube after finding their ads were paired with offensive content — this time, directed at children.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube's search autofill found to surface disturbing results like “how to have s*x with your kids”, which YouTube says it quickly removed and is investigating  —  Dozens of users have reported that a YouTube search for “how to have” is auto-completing with pedophiliac phrases.
Andrew Granato / Stanford Politics:
JP Mangalindan / Yahoo! Finance:
Facebook publishes its advertising principles, including safety, transparency, being “people first”, and user control, in response to recent ad controversies  —  FB) has weathered serious blowback in the past year over revelations that Russia purchased ads on the social network to reach
John Hilliard /
Tufts cancels event with Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, after he threatens to sue a student and school newspaper for defamation  —  Tufts University postponed a Monday event featuring Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump White House spokesman …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Hearst Magazines forms Hearst Originals, a department for developing original video series for digital platforms; not all content to be tied to magazine brands  —  Hearst Magazines Digital Media has formed a five-person division dedicated to developing, creating and selling original video series for digital platforms.
Globe and Mail:
Postmedia and Torstar agree to swap 37 community and four free commuter papers with most of them closing and 291 employees being laid off  —  Canada's two largest newspaper companies have struck a deal to swap a total of 37 community newspapers and four free commuter papers …
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The Guardian's Ben Jacobs sends cease and desist letter to Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte demanding an end to “false and defamatory” statements about May assault
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Controversial UK columnist Katie Hopkins leaves Mail Online as her contract is “not renewed by mutual consent”
Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with three journalists on how blockchain tech could shape news industry's future, its monetization potential, and why it is like the Internet in early 1990s
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Experts say free speech laws and lack of unanimity make the EU fight against misinformation unlikely to succeed, leaving the task to national governments