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1:55 PM ET, October 31, 2018

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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before an “international grand committee” on “fake news” …
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Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
VICE News:
Reporters tried to buy fake Facebook ads on behalf of all 100 US senators and Facebook approved all of them, following other high profile fake ad approvals
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
The Axios coverage of Trump's plan to get rid of US birthright citizenship was a perverse, obsequious mix of bleak news and promotion of an Axios series on HBO  —  You wouldn't trust a music critic who's buddies with the band, nor should you trust a tech reporter who hoots and hollers whenever Tim Cook takes the stage.
Washington Post:
Jamal Khashoggi was killed four weeks ago, the result of a direct order from Crown Prince MBS who Trump is trying to protect; Congress must not permit this  —  JAMAL KHASHOGGI walked in to the Saudi Consulate four weeks ago on Tuesday to obtain a simple document allowing him to marry.
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The Guardian:
Istanbul's chief prosecutor says Jamal Khashoggi was killed as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate, and his body was then dismembered afterwards  —  New York police investigate deaths of Saudi sisters found bound together  —  I live among the neo-Nazis in eastern Germany.  And it's terrifying
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vice Media President Andrew Creighton resigned from the company, nearly a year after it was revealed he settled a sexual harassment claim with an ex-employee  —  Vice Media president Andrew Creighton has left the company, coming nearly a year after it was revealed that he paid a former employee …
Discussion: The Wrap
Ryan Pitkin / @pitkin_ryan:
Ryan Pitkin, EIC of Charlotte's only alt-weekly Creative Loafing, says publisher Charles Womack has shut it down and laid off staff without severance  —  I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real.
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Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly attacks Daily Mail over invasive coverage following her NBC exit, says the paper's photographer filmed her child and her classmates  —  Megyn Kelly is slamming the Daily Mail for what she's calling invasive coverage of her and her family in the middle of her messy departure from NBC News.
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap
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Simon Austin / Prolific North:
UK broadcaster Channel 4 chooses Leeds city as the location of its new national HQ, with smaller “creative hubs” in Bristol and Glasgow  —  Leeds has been chosen ahead of Birmingham and Manchester as the new national headquarters for Channel 4.  —  The three cities …
Anousha Sakoui / Bloomberg:
Activists are trying to pressure advertisers to boycott Fox News but analysts estimate ads drive just 37% of its revenue, while 60% comes from cable subs  —  - News channel gets most of its money from cable subscriber fees  — Fox News says it won't cave to ‘agenda-driven intimidation’
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