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1:15 PM ET, November 28, 2019


 Top News: 
Alt-weekly OC Weekly, distributed in Orange County, California, is shutting down after 24 years  —  Adios Motherfuckers! Today, the day before Thanksgiving, our owner Duncan McIntosh Company has decided to shut us down. For the last quarter century, we've tried to bring good stories to Orange County. It's been fun, but now we're done.
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
TikTok says it blocked device of US teen who posted Uighur video due to bin Laden pic she posted from another account, says video was briefly removed in error  —  The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who discussed Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.
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
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.
John Geddie / Reuters:
In test of Singapore's “fake news” law, blogger says he won't comply with order to correct a Facebook post, which could lead to a ~$14K fine or one year in jail  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct …
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.
Patricia Nilsson / Financial Times:
Hong Kong man files Ofcom complaint against Chinese state broadcaster CGTN, claiming it aired a forced confession in UK, as Ofcom probes CGTN over HK coverage  —  A former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who claimed he was tortured by mainland Chinese police says he has filed …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Sources: Breitbart's Middle East bureau chief Aaron Klein has been advising Israeli PM Netanyahu on his campaign against the decision to indict him  —  Breitbart News Middle East bureau chief Aaron Klein has been advising Benjamin Netanyahu while the Israeli prime minister is preparing …
Discussion: @klasfeldreports and @bakerluke
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter confirms it is testing threaded conversations features from its prototype twttr app on, ahead of the official rollout next year  —  Twttr, the prototype app Twitter launched earlier this year, has been testing new ways to display conversations, including through the use of threaded replies and other visual cues.
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James Pearson / Reuters:
Source: confession of man charged in murder case of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia details how it was carried out and that killers were paid $150K
Discussion: @davidfrum
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Memo: Andy Cohn, president and publisher of The Fader, is stepping down following his suspension due to investigation into EIC's alleged sexual misconduct
Discussion: Variety
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
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
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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
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Podcasting network Headgum launches Gumball, an advertising marketplace that lets creators circumvent sales reps and address advertisers directly
Discussion: RAIN News
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