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7:50 AM ET, December 6, 2016


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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
The shooter who attacked a pizzeria after fake news controversy likes InfoWars and host Alex Jones on Facebook; InfoWars published many stories about Pizzagate  —  The real-life consequences of a made-up conspiracy theory swirling around a popular D.C. pizzeria became all too real when a gunman walked into the venue Sunday afternoon.
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Man who decided to investigate a Washington DC pizzeria at center of fake news story which tied it to a child abuse ring, arrested on scene after firing a rifle  —  WASHINGTON — A man fired a rifle on Sunday inside a Washington pizza restaurant that has been subjected to harassment based …
To curb terrorist content, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube will create shared database identifying terrorist images/videos removed from their services  —  Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are coming together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Joshua Topolsky's new site The Outline launches, with the goal of being a next-generation version of The New Yorker; it may sell its ad tech to other publishers  —  Venture-backed site debuts with Snapchat-inspired navigation and three top sponsors  —  Joshua Topolsky's 2017 goals are nothing if not lofty.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch praises his father's handling of Fox News after Roger Ailes' departure, plays down idea company will pursue big acquisitions  —  The 21st Century Fox chief also says that the company isn't concerned with “empire building.”
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:   21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch was personally involved in deletion of emails at News International during early part of phone hacking scandal, court hears
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Kristin Roberts, who resigned as Politico national editor last week, hired for newly created role as executive editor of McClatchy Washington  —  Kristin Roberts, the Politico national editor whose resignation was announced last week, will be staying in the business.
Discussion: @erikwemple, @erikwemple and FishbowlDC
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
NYT public editor Liz Spayd told Tucker Carlson some tweets from NYT political reporters were “outrageous” and should be met with “kind of a consequence”  —  New York Times public editor Liz Spayd said Friday night that she believed certain tweets authored …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Village Voice names former Harper's Bazaar executive editor Stephen Mooallem Editor-in-Chief, will focus on editorial relaunch, print, and web redesign  —  The Village Voice, a once-iconic New York newspaper whose tumult in the last several years has overshadowed its journalism …
Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
Facebook has no interest in fixing the fake news problem because doing so would lower user engagement which, in turn, would impact on its ad revenue  —  Setting aside the need to fix its current PR nightmare, Facebook has no objective interest in fixing its fake stories problem.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, who co-founded a news site, warns journalists that under Trump, the US could become like Russia  —  MIAMI BEACH — On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump wrote on Twitter that people who burn the flag should be punished with “perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
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Ken Doctor / Politico:
The New York Times may have added as many as 170K subscribers since the election, sometimes at a rate of more than 10K a day, up from 600 pre-election
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Ex-Breitbart reporter Patrick Howley claimed on Facebook he planted hecklers at Clinton rallies while working at the site, later deleted his post
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Katherine Corcoran / AP News:
Four years ago journalist Regina Martinez was killed in Veracruz, Mexico; her murder, still unsolved, has scared others into silence
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Oklahoma-based investigative news site The Tulsa Frontier ditches $30 per month paywall, becomes a nonprofit