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5:20 PM ET, November 24, 2020

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New York Times:
Sources: after the election, Zuckerberg agreed to temporarily tweak Facebook's algorithm to make authoritative news like CNN and NYT appear more prominently  —  Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
YouTube says it barred OANN from posting videos for a week and demonetized its content following a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19  —  YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Q&A with Newsmax's CEO on conservative media's role in Trump's opinions and in sowing doubt about the election: “At the end of the day, it's great for news”  —  Even as Fox News acknowledges that Joe Biden is the President-elect, Newsmax Media—a conservative multimedia company …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: WaPo is nearing 3M digital subscribers, up 50% YoY; NYT has tripled digital-only subscribers since 2016 to 6.1M  —  The New York Times and The Washington Post have very different strategies for building the subscription news company of the future.  —  The big picture …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will relaunch account verifications in early 2021 for news; journalists will need to provide at least three recent bylines in qualifying outlets  —  Twitter announced today it's planning to relaunch its verification system in 2021, and will now begin the process …
Steven Levy / Wired:
As more writers join Substack, subscription fatigue and the pressure to deliver continuous value to paying readers may push many back to traditional pubs  —  Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America's mayor.  —  HAS there ever been a worse year than 2020?
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Snap's Spotlight daily payout breaks from TikTok's model, focusing on paying a large number of creators rather than nurturing primarily big-follower accounts  —  Today, let's talk about the deceptively bold way in which Snapchat has reimagined TikTok as part of its new feature, Spotlight.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snap announces Spotlight, a vertically scrollable TikTok-like feed inside Snapchat, and will pay $1M every day to users who create the top Snaps through 2020
Pew Research Center:
Survey: 30% of Americans turned mostly to cable TV after polls closed on Election Day, 24% to news websites and apps, 22% to network TV, and 9% to social media  —  Democrats were more satisfied by how their news sources explained the results  —  As election returns rolled in …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
WarnerMedia releasing Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max alongside theaters signals the importance of streaming to studios and represents an emerging industry norm  —  The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
HuffPost India and HuffPost Brasil shut down today; in internal message, Jonah Peretti says they weren't allowed to take them on for differing legal reasons  —  HuffPost is becoming part of BuzzFeed, but HuffPost India and HuffPost Brasil will not be making the transition — both sites are shutting down today.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Fox News has settled a suit by the family of DNC staff member Seth Rich, over a 2017 story that claimed Rich had leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks before his death  —  Fox News has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of Seth Rich, the former Democratic National Committee staffer who was at the center …
The Atlantic:
The Atlantic partners with WNYC to launch a longform podcast The Experiment in January about the myths and ideas underpinning the US as a nation  —  Launching in January, the weekly show will be hosted by Julia Longoria  —  As a polarized country faces a chaotic transition of presidential power …
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