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3:40 AM ET, November 6, 2018

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook pulls Trump campaign's anti-immigration ad saying it violates advertising policy against “sensational content,” though the video can be posted  —  Washington DC (CNN)Facebook has stopped the Trump campaign from running its racist anti-immigration commercial as an ad on the site.
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Fox News Joins NBC in Pulling Trump-Backed Anti-Migrant Ad  — CNN refused to run the commercial, saying it was racist  — NBC faced backlash, including outrage from Hollywood notables  —  Fox News joined NBC in pulling a controversial TV commercial about the migrant caravan …
New York Times:
NBC aired an anti-immigration ad, approved by Trump, which CNN had refused to broadcast because it was racist, before deciding to remove it
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” ahead of the US midterm elections  —  Facebook announced Monday evening that it had blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time Magazine's new owners name current Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal as chief executive; Felsenthal to continue as editor  —  Felsenthal will continue as editor in chief of Time  —  Four days after Salesforce.com Inc. co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff closed …
Mike Baker / The Seattle Times:
Gab is back online after being banned by GoDaddy, PayPal, and others, and its domain has now migrated to Epik, a registrar based in the Seattle area  —  Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers had spewed anti-Semitic hate on social-media site Gab and wrote a post there shortly before the synagogue massacre.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Oath CEO Guru Gowrappan says the company will be rebranded as the Verizon Media Group, starting in 2019  —  We roasted Verizon last year when it brought it merged its AOL and Yahoo purchases into a new group called Oath.  Today, the company's CEO Guru Gowrappan announced that Oath is no more …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
NYT shares some of the 4,000 pieces of misinformation from social media, text messaging apps, and email that its readers submitted to help focus its reporting  —  Readers submitted more than 4,000 examples of misinformation.  Here are the different types being spread this election season.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Moscow court ordered opposition magazine The New Times to pay $338K under “foreign agents” law, which may cause it to shutter, with additional fine for EIC  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times.
Discussion: @willfitzgibbon and France 24
Yang Ziyu / Sixth Tone:
Weibo gives 1,638 media accounts and 1,322 Chinese government-affiliated accounts the ability to directly flag content as fake news with a customizable notice  —  Nearly 3,000 ‘credible’ accounts will get the authority to flag posts as fake news without any screening from Weibo.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
After Amazon's AbeBooks drops all sellers from certain countries like Russia, 450+ antiquarian book dealers in at least 26 countries pull their books in protest  —  SAN FRANCISCO — More than 450 antiquarian book dealers in at least 26 countries pulled their books off an Amazon subsidiary on Monday …
 
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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before Infowars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on
Discussion: @jason_a_w
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Study: abusive comments hurt the credibility of journalists and news organizations for other readers; no difference in abuse toward male and female reporters
Splinter:
Splinter to revamp its comments, “unfollowing” all Kinja commenters to deny trolls auto-approval of comments, and will devote more time to moderating comments
 Earlier Picks: 
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Guardian has received donations from 1M+ readers since March 2016, with two-thirds coming from outside the UK
The New York Times Company:
NYMag columnist Cristian Farias joins NYT Editorial Board as interim member while Jesse Wegman is on book leave, Alex Kingsbury joins as senior editor
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Jamal Khashoggi's sons make emotional plea to Turkish and Saudi authorities to return his body, say they're relying on media for information about the case
The Guardian:
Guardian US journalists respond to a Guardian editorial, say it advanced transphobic views, including gender assertions being used to eliminate trans rights