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12:25 AM ET, December 1, 2016


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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix enables downloading of shows and movies to watch offline on iOS and Android for all streaming plans; selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  For now, the selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman apologizes for editing user comments and says the company is working to combat abuse by taking action against “toxic users”  —  Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit …
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Some Reddit moderators say they're losing hope in the site's future amid harassment of some users and moderators, inflated vote count on posts, and more  —  For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online.
Discussion: Fortune, @joshconstine and Mashable
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
CBC journalist Edward Ou was denied entry to the US and had his mobile phones briefly confiscated, as he travelled to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protest  —  Award-winning Canadian photojournalist Edward Ou has had plenty of scary border experiences while reporting from the Middle East for the past decade.
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Report: ad tech company AppNexus has filed confidentially for an IPO, expected around Q2 2017, valuing the company between $1.5B and $2B  —  AppNexus' long-awaited IPO is about to happen.  —  The ad tech company has filed paperwork confidentially for an initial public offering …
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
GoPro appears to abandon its plans to become a media company by shutting down entertainment division, cutting 200+ jobs, as part of restructuring  —  Action-camera maker sees charges of as much as $33 million  —  Tony Bates will depart his position as president by year end
Majority of BuzzFeed UK's 80-member staff sign cards seeking unionization under National Union of Journalists; CEO Peretti asks for more discussion  —  CEO Jonah Peretti responded: “We'd like an opportunity to talk directly with you before you make any irreversible decisions.”
Liz Spayd / New York Times:
Jessica Lessin's recent op-ed for the NYT, in which she defended Facebook, should have included more detail about her ties to the social network  —  Ever since the election, there's been endless finger-pointing at Facebook by those who blame it for letting malicious “fake news” onto its social platform.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Spiegel Online's case against Adblock owner Eyeo GmbH, the sixth case Eyeo has faced alleging ad-blocking violated German law, is dismissed  —  Eyeo GmbH has beaten back German court cases seeking to shut down its business.  —  In the US, blocking online advertisements might land you in a heated debate.
Robert Andrews / The Drum:
Q&A with Christian Dommers, head of business development at AdBlock Plus, on programmatic, publishers, and acceptable ads
Discussion: @thedrum
New York Times:
Journalists generally say they can't ignore Trump's tweets and will apply the same news judgment they would use for any statement by a powerful leader
Colin Deppen / PennLive:
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review printed its final edition Wednesday, becoming an online-only publication after laying off 106  —  The Sept. 28 edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  The newspaper's parent company announced earlier this year that the Pittsburgh edition would go fully digital after Nov. 30.
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Breitbart launches a boycott against Kellogg's after the cereal company pulls its ads from the site
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global debuts November 30 and partners with international media company Antenna Global to accelerate expansion into foreign markets
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker Media reaches non-monetary settlement with Daily Mail over story about the newspaper's journalistic practices, will add Editor's Note, Daily Mail's reply
Gregory Ferenstein / Politico:
Gregory Ferenstein, Clinton supporter and editor of the Ferenstein Wire, joins Breitbart as a columnist, argues that the site is now a major player in democracy
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
MuckRock takes over the free FOIA Machine, which helps users send and track info requests and was funded earlier by the Knight Foundation and via Kickstarter
Discussion: Poynter and @jrnlsm
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
In a series of tweets, Trump criticized CNN over its story debunking his voter fraud claim and retweeted criticism of the network from his supporters