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12:15 AM ET, November 25, 2019

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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Memo: Bloomberg News EIC addresses Bloomberg's 2020 bid, says it won't investigate Democratic presidential candidates and “there will be no unsigned editorials”  —  New York (CNN Business)Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on Sunday sent a note to staffers addressing …
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Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg announces that he will run for president in 2020, launches his bid with a $30M+ TV ad campaign  —  Mr. Bloomberg brings a huge personal fortune and moderate views to an increasingly fluid race, but issues like criminal justice and his late start loom as vulnerabilities.
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
White nationalist outlets including VDare and Red Ice TV still operate on Facebook despite its ban on white nationalism; Facebook says it is investigating  —  Guardian analysis finds VDare and Red Ice TV among several outlets that are still on the platform despite Facebook's promised ban
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Growing skepticism about big platforms' benefits for journalism can be seen in 42 interviews with people from 27 news outlets, 6 platforms, and 1 foundation  —  The era when publishers could be just mildly skeptical of platforms while continuing to work with them enthusiastically appears to be over.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter's head of global content partnerships Kay Madati says he is leaving the company after joining in September 2017  —  Kay Madati, Twitter's global VP, head of content partnerships, is departing the social network after two years in the job.  —  Madati announced in a series of tweets Sunday …
Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at issues journalists face when reporting on and with computation and data, as newsrooms embrace AI as an investigative tool that's far from objective  —  We live in a data society.  Journalists are becoming data analysts and data curators, and computation is an essential tool for reporting.
Jan Schaffer / CPB:
Ex-CPB board member: federal funds received by public radio stations to spend on national programming should instead be shifted to creating local news content  —  What role should public media play in supplying communities with more local news?  —  “I think it should be central,” …
Ruth Michaelson / The Guardian:
Egyptian security forces raid offices of Mada Masr, one of the few independent news websites in the country, detains, then releases a number of staffers  —  Mada Masr is one of few remaining independent outlets amid ongoing clampdown on press freedom  —  Egyptian security officials have raided …
Helene Fouquet / Bloomberg:
Huawei sues for defamation in Paris after a researcher, broadcast journalist, and telco expert say on TV that it spies against the West and is state controlled  —  - Claim it's controlled by the Chinese state is false, it says  — The company is seeking to sell 5G equipment in Europe
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Comcast criticized by the Congressional Black Caucus and The Africa Channel owner for challenging Byron Allen's racial discrimination suit at SCOTUS hearing  —  The Congressional Black Caucus and an owner of cable's Africa Channel have turned up the pressure on Comcast …
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Tarleton Gillespie / Slate:
Every ad, political or commercial, should reveal its provenance, and all advertisers should stand by their ads and be held accountable for them  —  On Oct. 30, Twitter announced it would now prohibit political advertising on its platform.  On Friday, it tried its best to explain exactly what that would mean.
Discussion: @frankpasquale
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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Three major Democratic groups criticize Google for policies that may let politicians run false ads and ask platforms to reconsider plans to “bluntly limit” ads
Tim Shipman / The Times:
John Sweeney, a BBC investigative reporter, filed a complaint with Ofcom accusing BBC of suppressing reports into the close links between politicians and Russia  —  BBC bosses have been accused of pulling the plug on politically sensitive reports into the close links between leading politicians and Russia.
Discussion: @mirabarhillel
 
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Decimation of local papers, and with it, a loss of unity and shared facts in communities, became a real possibility this week amid deals for Gannett and others
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