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6:15 PM ET, December 17, 2018

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Bloomberg:
Senate report: Instagram dwarfs all social networks, including Facebook, in Russia's IRA posts and engagements, yet FB execs have not been upfront about this  —  - Document prepared for Senate Intelligence evaluates posts  — Instagram tops Facebook in IRA posts and unique engagements
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Washington Post:
Report prepared for the Senate analyzes Russian disinformation that supported Trump across millions of posts on YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
CBS board completes investigation of Les Moonves, says grounds to terminate exist, and he will not receive his $120M severance pay  —  Former CBS CEO Les Moonves will not receive severance pay following a sexual misconduct probe, the company's board of directors announced Monday evening.
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Former far right extremists recall how they were radicalized by YouTube as teenagers because of its algorithm that keeps surfacing extremist content  —  Former extremists say they were sucked in by propaganda as teenagers, thanks to an algorithm's dark side.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix has named former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey as its vice president of original content  —  She will report directly fellow vp originals Cindy Holland and also oversee a large portion of the streamer's overall deals — including working with the Obamas, Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris, among others.
Bari Weiss / New York Times:
When actor Geoffrey Rush sued Murdoch's Nationwide News over a sexual harassment story, the company publicly identified the alleged victim in a court filing  —  Why Yael Stone is terrified to talk about Geoffrey Rush.  —  Ms. Weiss is a writer and editor for the Opinion section.  —  Yael Stone is scared.
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The Daily Beast:
Mark Penn, a regular contributor to The Hill and pundit on Fox News who frequently defends Trump, had a decades-long business relationship with him  —  The former Clinton strategist, who has railed against the Mueller probe, said it was minor work and notes that it happened three decades ago.
Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple has signed “Fast and Furious” director Justin Lin in a multi-year TV development deal, in a blow to his longtime studio home Sony  —  He'll leave his longtime studio home of Sony for the tech giant.  —  Justin Lin is headed to Apple.  —  In a massive blow to Sony …
James Walker / Press Gazette:
An unnamed BBC reporter, following up on a Sunday Mirror story exposing a child grooming scandal, offered copy approval to a local government official  —  A BBC reporter offered copy approval to the chairman of Telford council's child safeguarding board in following up a Sunday Mirror scoop …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
How Netflix aims to disrupt films after shaking up TV: opening in theaters briefly to qualify for Oscars and spending big on talent and quantity, ~90 films/year  —  As hundreds of movie buffs waited in line to see Alfonso Cuarón's “Roma” at the Telluride Film Festival in August …
 
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Deborah Haynes / Sky News:
Latvia's Foreign Ministry has raised concerns with the UK over “hardcore propaganda” broadcast by two Russian-language TV channels registered in London
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
How National Enquirer's covers for Trump amplified false narratives online and provided a level of national prominence one expert thinks was worth $2.5M-$3M/mo.
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Inside Rupert Murdoch's deal that brought Fox, a second-tier network in 1993, into the US mainstream: heavily outbidding CBS on NFL TV rights and hiring Madden
TMZ.com:
Colin Kroll, a co-founder of Vine and the CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia, has died at 34; police source says a drug overdose is suspected