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4:50 AM ET, November 15, 2016

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Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Facebook staffers form unofficial task force to review company's role in promoting fake news, challenge Zuckerberg's dismissal of concerns  —  The group is hoping to challenge the position by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the platform has no responsibility to address the issue following the election of Donald Trump.
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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 …
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.
New York Times:
Google and Facebook say they will ban fake news sites from using their advertising networks as misinformation spreads online  —  Over the last week, two of the world's biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election's outcome.
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 the “PBS NewsHour” and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed.
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.
Stephanie Prange / Home Media Magazine:
Fox Innovation Lab partners with Ridley Scott, others, to launch VR game version of movie The Martian, launching on Playstation VR on Nov 15 for $19.99  —  The Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company, Nov. 15 will release its first commercial virtual reality endeavor …
 
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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
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Germany-based Bauer Media launches Empireonline.com, a US web version of popular UK entertainment magazine Empire
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