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11:25 PM ET, December 27, 2017


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Carla Herreria / HuffPost:
Vanity Fair faces backlash after reporter suggests in video that Hillary Clinton should take up knitting or “literally anything” instead of running again  —  The snarky video is part of a series, but the New Year's advice for the former presidential nominee caused the biggest stir.
David Uberti / Splinter:
The faux scandal about Vanity Fair's Clinton video uses familiar social media bad-faith tactics that end up silencing individual journalists  —  A silly social video by Vanity Fair that suggested New Year's resolutions for Hillary Clinton drew harsh backlash from #Resistance Twitter myrmidons …
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed has fired White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo after an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments to a colleague  —  - BuzzFeed News' White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo has been let go following an investigation into inappropriate comments to a colleague.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Investigation finds publishers like Ozy drove millions of visitors to pages with ads from companies like JPMorgan, but the traffic turned out to be fraudulent  —  Fake traffic was sent to pages containing ads for JPMorgan Chase & Co., Visa, Amazon, KFC, and other big brands.
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source: Snap is developing a “Stories Everywhere” product, led by ex-News Corp. SVP Rahul Chopra, to push Stories outside Snapchat, possibly via a web player  —  Snapchat is developing a new product called “Stories Everywhere” with a goal of making Snapchat Stories available outside …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy's Kansas City Star expanded staffing in its editorial department as others cut, with goal of driving readership and ensuring Star's community role  —  For editorial pages as well as other cornerstones of legacy metro newspapers, these are generally bad times, if not the worst of times.
Yair Rosenberg / New York Times:
Twitter blocked a bot that exposed accounts posting racist messages while impersonating Jews after the impostors reported harassment, unsolicited replies, spam  —  Like many Jewish journalists who reported on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, I spent the 2016 election being harassed …
Wall Street Journal:
As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more  —  Social-media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence in a torrent of posts and videos
Matthew Sedacca / New York Times:
Union membership grows among digital publishers as writers and editors face job uncertainty amid media business troubles  —  After employees at the online media company Vox Media announced plans to form a union last month, German Lopez, a senior reporter at the company's general news website …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon plans to expand ad offerings in 2018, especially on search and video products, and increase off platform ad sales, with ad tech firms like Kargo  —  - It also has plans to increase advertising sales off its platform, including partnering with third-party technology companies to sell partnered TV and mobile ads.
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
How Fox News' website has ramped up to 100+ full-time staff, up 45% YoY, and features a more combative tone under digital EIC Noah Kotch, to fend off Breitbart  —  As competition surges on the right, Fox's website increasingly follows the path of its prime-time hosts.
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US Library of Congress will no longer archive the text of every tweet, will instead archive tweets on a “very selective basis”; the archive has yet to go online