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4:55 PM ET, October 1, 2019

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
IAC's Dotdash buys Liquor.com, a digital media company focusing on spirits and entertaining, its fourth niche acquisition in 2019  —  Dotdash has acquired Liquor.com, a digital media company that focuses on cocktails, spirits and entertaining, executives tell Axios.
Discussion: MediaPost, @dsoneil and @neilvogel
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Max Willens / Digiday:
Q&A with Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel about the company's growing brand portfolio, revenue diversification beyond ads, and the broader M&A picture for media  —  This is a buyer's market in digital media — and Dotdash is establishing itself as an acquirer.
Newseum:
Newseum says it will close on Dec 31, 2019 after more than 11 years and nearly 10M visitors  —  After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, the Newseum will close on Dec. 31, 2019.  Thank you to everyone who has visited, especially the members, donors and Founding Partners whose support made it all possible.
John Geddie / Reuters:
Singapore's “fake news” law, which requires online media platforms to correct or remove content the government considers false, goes into effect Wednesday  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is about to introduce a law against “fake news” which rights groups have warned …
Simon Cohen / Digital Trends:
TiVo unveils its TiVo+ live streaming service, with channels like TMZ and Food52, coming alongside new DVR hardware, in a bid to rival the Roku Channel  —  Surprise — TiVo is not dead.  Well, not yet anyway.  Confirming an earlier leak, the company has just announced two new models of its famous DVR.
BBC:
Meghan Markle sues Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters; Prince Harry complains about “relentless propaganda”  —  The Duchess of Sussex has begun legal action against the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora unveils a revamped mobile app that will enable easier browsing and music discovery and a dedicated “For You” section that will also highlight podcasts  —  Pandora is unveiling a major refresh to its mobile app that puts a bigger emphasis on discovery …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Bustle Digital Group to launch a tech news site called Input in November; BDG has acquired five sites in the past 12 months  —  Bustle Digital Group is staking the next phase of its growth on an expansion into new verticals and plans to incorporate technology acquired this spring into the rest …
Discussion: @stevekovach
 
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Appeals court upholds FCC's 2017 repeal of net neutrality, but also rules the FCC can't stop states from setting their own regulations
Kelsey Jukam / Courthouse News Service:
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Ryan Lizza and Hearst Magazines for $75M alleging defamation and common law conspiracy for Lizza's article about Nunes's Iowa farm
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Evening Standard names Mike Soutar, cofounder of Shortlist Media, as its first CEO
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Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook plans to let opinion pieces and satire be exempted from its fact-checking program, preventing such content from being labeled false
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is planning to pay only about a quarter of the 200 publishers that will be featured in its news tab, set to launch as soon as the end of Oct.