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7:55 PM ET, September 26, 2016


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico, and The Washington Post all published weekend articles noting Trump's frequent lies  —  On the weekend leading up to 2016's first presidential debate, four news organizations came to a similar and sweeping conclusion: Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton.
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact-checking of both candidates during Monday night's presidential debate  —  Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact checks of statements made by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during Monday night's debate, POLITICO has confirmed.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ahead of Clinton-Trump debate, none of the major networks commit to on-screen fact-checking during the debate, when audience is highest  —  Despite Clinton's demand that Trump be held accountable, outlets say they aren't prepared to weigh in while candidates speak.
Sources: Disney working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter, and Salesforce is working with Bank of America to assess potential bid  —  The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored  —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Bleacher Report co-founder Dave Nemetz raises $6M for new digital media startup Inverse, a site aimed at millennial men covering tech, entertainment, science  —  Tech and science publication aimed at millennial men looks to buck distributed media trend  —  Another digital publishing veteran …
Discussion: @mekosoff, @lukeoneil47 and TechCrunch
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Business Insider begins testing metered paywall with a small group of readers, will now force readers using ad blockers to whitelist site or pay subscription  —  Business Insider, according to co-founder and CEO Henry Blodget, has long harbored ambitions to create a dual-revenue business model …
Julie Hansen / Business Insider:
Business Insider partners with European publisher Prisma to launch Business Insider France  —  Business Insider launched a French edition today.  —  BI France publishes in French and covers business news of interest to residents of France, Europe, and francophone Africa.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Security reporter Brian Krebs says independent journalists need protection from DDoS attacks, one of the fastest-growing censorship threats  —  John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Email newsletter publisher TheSkimm raises $500K from investors, including the New York Times, in addition to $8M round led by 21st Century Fox during summer  —  It's not a huge investment, but it's an interesting one  —  TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter aimed at young women, has new backers, including the New York Times.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Jose Antonio Vargas relaunches #EmergingUS on Medium as part of the platform's revenue-sharing beta, plans to partner with news orgs, solicit donations
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