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9:20 AM ET, November 19, 2018

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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Profile of a “satire” site that promotes absurd pro-right posts on Facebook, and one of its readers, who shares its posts without seeing the satire  —  NORTH WATERBORO, Maine — The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Facebook has announced it's donating £4.5M to fund 80 local newspaper jobs across the UK over the next two years, subsidising the cost of trainee reporters  —  Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists scheme  —  Facebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs …
Brian Stelter / Reliable Sources:
The White House plans to suspend Jim Acosta's press pass yet again when the court's 14 day restraining order expires, according to a letter from WH officials  —  A new threat to Jim Acosta's press pass If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta's lawsuit out of court... think again.
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
The White House is working on a new set of “rules” to govern reporters' behavior at press conferences; WHCA's Knox says WH has not reached out about them  —  The administration is drawing up rules for White House reporters' behavior, and the president said if journalists don't follow them …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Daniel Dale / Washington Post:
Fact-checking Trump, who tells the same lies, is easy: he invents unnamed people, claims records he hasn't broken, and inflates numbers  —  Daniel Dale is the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star.  —  I've made it my mission to fact-check every word Donald Trump utters as president.
BBC:
Facebook only has four full-time fact-checkers for its 24M users in Nigeria, none of which speak Hausa; police work with community leader to debunk stories  —  Nigerian police say false information on Facebook is killing people  —  Nigerian police say false information and incendiary images …
The New York Times Company:
The NYT's Paris Bureau Chief Alissa J. Rubin is returning to the Middle East in January where she will head up the paper's Baghdad bureau for six months  —  Starting in January, Alissa J. Rubin will be in charge of our Baghdad bureau for six months.  Read more in this note from Michael Slackman, Jim Yardley and Kirk Kraeutler.
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
How podcasts, whose audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion, became a seductive mode of storytelling that can sometimes be manipulative  —  In our frenetic age, audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion.  But this intimacy can become manipulative.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and @qjurecic
Richard Fletcher / Reuters Institute Digital …:
Report: Turkey had highest number of people, 49%, who were exposed to completely made up news in a given week, while US had 31%, and Germany had the least at 9%  —  The global debate over so-called ‘fake news’ has changed a lot in the last year.  What began as concern over the narrow problem …
Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
BuzzFeed reporter Blake Montgomery was arrested in Seattle while attempting to contact a story's subject in person, faces criminal trespass charges  —  On November 5, the same day The Stranger published its “Death of a Kinkster” investigation, Dylan Hafertepen appeared in King County District …
Discussion: @byrosenberg and @mattzeitlin
 
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Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix doesn't make movies intending to release them in theaters, only doing so to vie for the Oscars, blurring the difference between Oscars and Emmys
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Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
YouTube quietly began showing ad-supported free feature-length movies in October, giving users access to around 100 titles including “The Terminator”
Discussion: Gizmodo and IndieWire
Kevin Alexander / Thrillist:
The fate of Stanich's, a restaurant that closed after being rated #1 by Thrillist, prompts introspection regarding food critics' responsibilities and audiences