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2:50 PM ET, November 14, 2016

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New York Times:
On election night Breitbart's Facebook page had more engagement than CNN, Fox News, and the NYT; ex-spokesman says it's closest thing US has to state-run media  —  There is talk of Breitbart bureaus opening in Paris, Berlin and Cairo, spots where the populist right is on the rise.
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News, is named chief strategist and counselor for Trump's White House  —  President-elect Donald Trump has not only named Reince Priebus as his White House Chief of Staff, he has also confirmed that Steve Bannon will be named as his senior counselor.
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Source: Facebook shelved an update that would have identified fake news stories because it would disproportionately affect right-wing news sites  —  It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem.  Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant …
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's role in the election, claims over 99% of what people see on Facebook is authentic  —  I want to share some thoughts on Facebook and the election.  —  Our goal is to give every person a voice.  We believe deeply in people.
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
As the debate about Facebook's role in spreading fake news throughout the election continues, Google's top result for “final election count” is a fake news site  —  If you Googled “final election count” on Monday morning to find out which presidential candidate was ahead in the popular vote …
CNNMoney:
In Sunday morning tweets, Trump calls The New York Times “dishonest”, makes a baseless claim about NYT losing subscribers, and distorts a publisher's letter  —  President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his battle with one of the country's biggest news outlets, the New York Times.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Longtime PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, co-host of PBS' NewsHour and moderator of Washington Week, has died at 61  —  Gwen Ifill, the longtime PBS news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS's NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Our First Amendment test is here.  We can't afford to flunk it.  —  What really makes America great?  —  It's the meaning of 45 words found in the Bill of Rights.  Here they are, the entire First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …
Dan Abrams / Mediaite:
After a three-year hiatus from news, Nikki Finke is joining Mediaite as a senior columnist starting in Jan. 2017, won't cover entertainment due to non-compete  —  I am thrilled to announce today that award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur and Internet publisher Nikki Finke is returning to the news business.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
WSJ Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker says the paper's reformatted print edition, debuting Monday, was a response to a new era of lower print advertising revenues  —  Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker says the paper, which confronted a 21 percent decrease in advertising revenue in the most recent quarter, is trying to attract subscribers.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Veteran journalist Jon Ralston is launching non-profit news site, The Nevada Independent, in early 2017, says it will cover politics, government, and business  —  Veteran Nevada journalist Jon Ralston is launching an independent news site called The Nevada Independent.
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