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11:50 AM ET, November 6, 2018

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” ahead of the US midterm elections  —  Facebook announced Monday evening that it had blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared onstage at Trump's rally on Monday night, after both he and the network had denied that he would do so  —  “I had no idea you were going to invite me up here,” said Hannity, who had pledged he would not campaign on stage on Monday night.
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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook pulls Trump campaign's anti-immigration ad saying it violates advertising policy against “sensational content,” though the video can be posted
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Fox News Joins NBC in Pulling Trump-Backed Anti-Migrant Ad
Politico:
Preparing to cover the midterm election results, journalists and editors say they have learned from 2016's mistakes  —  “We're going to be nimble.  We're going to follow the results," an ABC News exec said.  “We're not going to assume anything.”  —  CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist …
Mike Baker / The Seattle Times:
Gab is back online after being banned by GoDaddy, PayPal, and others, and its domain has now migrated to Epik, a registrar based in the Seattle area  —  Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers had spewed anti-Semitic hate on social-media site Gab and wrote a post there shortly before the synagogue massacre.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Digital media firm says LinkedIn has had a rise in hyperpartisan political content, with fake accounts and toxic memes; LinkedIn removes policy-violating posts  —  “Facebook banned me, they hate me.  But that's all good — I started posting on LinkedIn and everybody is following me," said one Trump supporter.
Alex Warofka / Facebook:
Facebook posts results of commissioned report on Myanmar which found Facebook wasn't doing enough to prevent it from being used to incite offline violence  —  We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time Magazine's new owners name current Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal as chief executive; Felsenthal to continue as editor  —  Felsenthal will continue as editor in chief of Time  —  Four days after Salesforce.com Inc. co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff closed …
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Lloyd Embley, EIC of UK newspaper group Reach, says BBC News online is an “all-consuming monster” making life harder for commercial news brands  —  The editor-in-chief of Reach - publisher of the Mirror, Express and Star titles - has said the BBC News website is a “monster” …
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
Rupert Murdoch and his heirs do irreparable damage to the US with Fox News, so they should be shunned like Bannon rather than solicited for nonprofit donations  —  In the early 1990s, some of the smartest people resisting Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic worked out of a chaotic office in the center of Belgrade.
Yang Ziyu / Sixth Tone:
Weibo gives 1,638 media accounts and 1,322 Chinese government-affiliated accounts the ability to directly flag content as fake news with a customizable notice  —  Nearly 3,000 ‘credible’ accounts will get the authority to flag posts as fake news without any screening from Weibo.
 
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Journalists have not improved enough since the 2016 election; more are careful about polls and fact-checking, but many still allow Trump to lead coverage
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
NYT shares some of the 4,000 pieces of misinformation from social media, text messaging apps, and email that its readers submitted to help focus its reporting
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before Infowars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Study: abusive comments hurt the credibility of journalists and news organizations for other readers; no difference in abuse toward male and female reporters
Splinter:
Splinter to revamp its comments, “unfollowing” all Kinja commenters to deny trolls auto-approval of comments, and will devote more time to moderating comments
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Oath CEO Guru Gowrappan says the company will be rebranded as the Verizon Media Group, starting in 2019