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10:30 PM ET, February 21, 2017

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J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Milo Yiannopoulos announces he has resigned from Breitbart News effective immediately, citing a “poor choice of words”  —  After days of speculation, it is official: Milo Yiannopoulos is out at Breitbart, with news of his resignation reaching social media just minutes ago via Michael Grynbaum of The New York Times.
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Milo Yiannopoulos / Facebook:
Milo Yiannopoulos says he is a child abuse victim, still plans to release book this year, and will announce a new, independent media venture in coming weeks  —  STATEMENT DELIVERED AT PRESS CONFERENCE 2/21/07  —  I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.  —  Between the ages of 13 and 16 …
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Simon & Schuster canceling publication of Milo Yiannopoulos's book Dangerous “after careful consideration”
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC over pedophilia remarks
Steven Waldman / New York Times:
Facebook, Google, Verizon, and Apple should step in with more philanthropy to help disrupted local journalism  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto about community, released last week on Facebook, wisely analyzed the state of journalism: He decried sensationalism …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
A collection of tributes to Steve Buttry, from journalists including Dan Gillmor and Jim Brady  —  It was only fitting that Steve Buttry, 62, was the first to Twitter with news of his own death.  —  A journalist for more than four decades, Buttry was a tireless evangelist for digital transformation …
Discussion: @timafranklin
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Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season  —  Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fox News acquires ten-episode series, OBJECTified, hosted by TMZ founder Harvey Levin, to debut in the Fall of 2017  —  Fox News has acquired a ten-episode series order of “OBJECTified,” hosted by TMZ founder Harvey Levin, which will debut in the Fall of 2017.
Verizon:
Verizon and Yahoo reduce price of acquisition deal by $350M, now valued at about $4.48B, and will evenly split cost of data breaches  —  Media contact(s) T. 908-559-6388 media@yahoo-inc.com … NEW YORK, NY and SUNNYVALE, CA - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook-owned WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone  —  WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Jimmy Kimmel Is Considering Retiring From Late-Night TV … For the last 14 years, Jimmy Kimmel has spent 70 hours a week toiling away on his ABC late-night talk show.  He rewrites his own monologues and extensively researches guests.  But when his contract expires in the fall of 2019 …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
New York Times:
Inside Europe's fight against online disinformation, as Dutch, German, and French elections approach  —  BRUSSELS — They scan websites and pore over social media, combing through hundreds of reports a day.  But the bogus claims just keep coming.  —  Germans are fleeing their country, fearful of Muslim refugees.
Discussion: Nieman Lab and NewsWhip
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MLB, Disney Tap Amazon's Michael Paull as CEO of BAMTech Streaming Venture  —  Michael Paull has been named chief executive officer of BAMTech, the video-streaming company owned by MLB Advanced Media, the Walt Disney Co. and the NHL.  —  Paull most recently was VP of digital at Amazon …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Forbes
 
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