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2:55 PM ET, November 27, 2019

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Leo Kelion / BBC:
US teen says TikTok blocked her from posting after she accused China of putting Muslims into concentration camps; TikTok blames other reasons for the suspension  —  A US teenager's TikTok video clip accusing China of putting Muslims into “concentration camps” has gone viral on the Chinese-owned social network.
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Facebook bans white nationalist outlets Red Ice TV and Affirmative Right, says VDare's page is still under review, after recent report  —  Platform bars Red Ice TV and Affirmative Right, as VDare continues to operate  —  Facebook will no longer allow Red Ice TV and Affirmative Right to use its platform …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
The online newspaper Nu.nl, which had been Facebook's only factchecking partner in the Netherlands, quits over political ad exemption  —  ‘Final straw’ was refusal to allow partner to mark dubious claims by far-right parties  —  Facebook's only Dutch factchecker has quit over the social network's refusal …
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
NYT launches “Your Read”, an experiment that will solicit reader questions on a topic and have a reporter find the answer, starting with California's inequality  —  We have started a new experiment aimed at including our readers more directly in the journalistic process.
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Jimmy Wales says he is planning to a hire a small number of journalists early next year for his news-focused social network WT:Social  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales plans to a hire a small number of journalists for a “news-focused social network” in the hopes of finding an audience …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Female former Fox News staffers criticize Sean Hannity for urging Bill O'Reilly to return to Fox while women are bound by no-rehire clauses and muzzled by NDAs  —  The trio of female ex-Fox employees further called upon their former employer to release them and other women from non-disclosure agreements.
Shane Phelan / Independent.ie:
Tony Robbins sues BuzzFeed for defamation in Ireland, a prime destination for “libel tourism”, over articles detailing alleged sexual misconduct  —  American self-help guru Tony Robbins is suing US news website Buzzfeed for defamation in Dublin and is threatening similar proceedings against social media giant Twitter.
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Podcasting network Headgum launches Gumball, an advertising marketplace that lets creators circumvent sales reps and address advertisers directly  —  Plus: Google debuts an automated, aggregated, atomized audio experience.  Should publishers buy in?  —  Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts.
Discussion: RAIN News and PR Newswire
Ruth Margalit / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Egypt's brutal assault on independent journalism since Sisi was reelected last March, including draconian new laws that make “disinformation” criminal  —  One country's legislative assault on the press  —  What Mohamed Soltan still can't get over, six years later, is the smell.
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS settles gender bias lawsuit with Michele Gillen, an Emmy-winning investigative reporter based in Miami, ahead of a trial scheduled to start on December 9
Jack Shafer / Politico:
A subscriber strike for Alden Global Capital newspapers may be in order, to nudge Alden to sell its papers to owners who covet both good journalism and profits
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK's Press Gazette calls on Electoral Commission to ban the use of newspaper mastheads and copycat formats in election pamphlets, a common practice
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