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1:45 PM ET, February 12, 2018

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Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Unilever marketing boss Keith Weed is to threaten to pull advertising from Facebook, Google, and other digital platforms, citing fake news, among other concerns  —  Social media giants grilled on ‘fake news’  —  Unilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms …
Wired:
A behind-the-scenes look at two tumultuous years inside Facebook as it struggled with fake news, its impact on the 2016 election, and its battle with News Corp  —  ONE DAY IN late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A week after Meredith takeover of Time Inc., sources speculate about potential buyers for some of the magazines, especially Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated  —  The sudden Midwesternizing of a Manhattan media empire.  —  It's been a little more than a week since Time Inc. ceased to exist …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Technologist who predicted “fake news”, Aviv Ovadya, and other experts warn new AI-powered tools to manipulate perception could erode people's trust in reality  —  In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast's bid for 21st Century Fox was $60B+, 15% higher than Disney's winning offer, but was rejected due to antitrust concerns  —  Cable giant's offer for Fox's entertainment assets was in the low $60 billions, exceeding Disney's winning offer  —  Cable giant Comcast Corp. CMCSA 1.00% …
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:
Conservatives treat liberal bias in mainstream media as fact; reporters should stop conciliatory approach, accept that Conservatism and journalism conflict  —  If you get your news from conservative media these days, you probably don't know that President Donald Trump's lawyers believe …
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
NBC apologizes to Koreans for remarks by Olympics commentator Joshua Ramo who said Koreans viewed Japanese occupation of the country as a positive thing  —  Friday's Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in South Korea were, by most accounts, spectacular.
The Guardian:
Sweden wanted to drop its extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2013 but was dissuaded by the UK's prosecution service  —  UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts from doing so, exchange shows … Swedish prosecutors attempted to drop extradition proceedings …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Fusion partners with Cheddar to air a weekly 30-min show, The Point with Jon Steinberg, premiering on February 15  —  ‘The Point with Jon Steinberg’ premieres February 15  —  Fusion and Cheddar, the financial news network focused on younger audiences, have teamed on a ten-episode …
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Thanks:@jonsteinberg
Brenda Goh / Reuters:
Alibaba signs multi-year deal to offer 1000+ episodes of Disney shows on its Youku video streaming platform  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's entertainment arm has signed a licensing agreement with Walt Disney Co in a deal that will provide the Chinese group's Youku video …
BelfastTelegraph.co.uk:
Sky News head of politics Esme Wren is joining the BBC as Editor of Newsnight, replacing Ian Katz and becoming the second female to occupy the role  —  The only other woman to edit the programme was Sian Kevill.  —  Esme Wren has become the second female editor of Newsnight in the BBC show's 38-year history.
New York Times:
Sources: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is in discussions with Trump about a book project to counter Michael Wolff's “Fire and Fury”  —  Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News personality and longtime friend and champion of President Trump, has discussed with him the possibility of a book project …
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox proposes remedies for takeover to satisfy regulator concerns, including committing to Sky News for five years and establishing independent board
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Libby Watson / Splinter:
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rob Porter's exit from the White House shows the need for more bulletproof, evidence-based journalism
Hollywood Reporter:
NY attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, and The Weinstein Company, claiming they failed to protect staff from pervasive sexual harassment
David Siders / Politico:
“News” site The California Republican, with linked Facebook page labeled “news/media company”, was paid for by campaign of Rep. Devin Nunes, ardent media critic