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9:40 AM ET, November 27, 2019


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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 …
Max Read / New York Magazine:
Q&A with Jonah Peretti on BuzzFeed in the 2010s: how microtargeting enables polarization, turning points like the Boston Marathon, Steele dossier, unionization  —  As the decade began, there were rea­sons to be optimistic: America had elected its first black president …
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.
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 …
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  —  It's not a popular thing to say, but journalism may be approaching the point where dedicated news consumers might take a hard look …
Julie Reynolds / DFM Workers:
SEC filing: Alden Global Capital began buying Tribune Publishing stock on Oct. 30 and, with its $118M share purchase last week, now owns 32% of Tribune
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
The online newspaper, 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 …
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Sources: theSkimm is profitable and projects $30M in revenue this year as it looks for an investor or buyer amid slowing subscriber growth  —  - Buzzy media darling TheSkimm has been looking for an investor or buyer to accelerate its growth, people familiar with the talks told Business Insider.
Discussion: @jyarow, @rafat, @niemanlab and @ashkan
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  —  Resolution of Michele Gillen's lawsuit comes on the eve of trial.  —  CBS Broadcasting has come to a settlement agreement with Michele Gillen …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Dayton Daily News and two other Ohio daily newspapers to be cut to three days a week, as part of FCC approval for Apollo to acquire Cox TV/radio stations  —  The 121-year old Dayton Daily News and two other Ohio newspapers will shrink to three days a week from daily publication to appease regulators …
Discussion: @johnerickson58 and @mattsauer
Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Mozilla says it will block the IAB's DigiTrust universal ID, after updating its policies to reject products that let other services track users  —  Mozilla intends to block the DigiTrust consortium from tracking users in its Firefox browser, a blow for the IAB-led effort to create …
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: PR Newswire
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