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10:45 PM ET, November 24, 2020

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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 …
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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 …
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The Daily Beast:
OANN host Christina Bobb has been helping Trump's legal team in its effort to overturn the election results, and she has not disclosed this work on her show  —  Cable-news host Christina Bobb, a lawyer by trade, is actively working with Trump's counsel as it seeks to overturn the 2020 election.
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.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
TheLi.st, a 10-year-old social network for women cofounded by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, has been sold to New Power Media, headed by Ann Shoket  —  TheLi.st — an oddly named, 10-year-old social network that has been linking successful women with up and comers — has been sold to New Power Media …
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 …
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?
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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 …
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 …
Financial Times:
Sources: Bertelsmann is the top bidder for ViacomCBS' Simon & Schuster, offering more than $2B; a deal would make Bertelsmann the world's biggest book publisher  —  Purchase will entrench German group's position as the world's biggest book publisher  —  Bertelsmann is in pole position …
Ruth S. Barrett / Medium:
Ruth Shalit Barrett addresses concerns raised by WaPo's Erik Wemple following the publication and subsequent retraction of an article she wrote for The Atlantic  —  On October 24th, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post wrote a column criticizing The Atlantic for its decision to publish my article …
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
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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Sam Adams / Slate:
A breakdown of why streaming can't fill the void left by struggling movie theaters, which are on the brink as major film releases have been pushed back to 2021
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 …
 
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openDemocracy:
New UK report finds Michael Gove's office has slowed or obstructed Freedom of Information requests; official accuses office of “blacklisting” journalists
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
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