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May 26, 2020, 7:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources and documents: Zuckerberg and others shelved damning research into Facebook's polarizing effect, weakening efforts to apply its conclusions to products  —  The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Twitter won't remove Trump's tweets about a conspiracy involving Joe Scarborough's aide, but claims it will update policies, after letter from the aide's widow  —  UPDATED: Twitter is not immediately removing President Donald Trump's tweets about the 2001 death of an aide to Joe Scarborough …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
In a first, Twitter adds a “Get the facts” label to two Trump tweets with false claims about mail-in voting, which links to a Twitter Moment refuting his claims  —  The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app in the US that shows which users are currently available to chat  —  Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says it has fixed bug that stopped some iOS apps from opening over the past few days and led to a deluge of app updates  —  Apple has now resolved the bug that was plaguing iPhone and iPad apps over the weekend, causing some apps to not launch at all.
Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk:
Facebook's subsidiary Calibra, which is developing a wallet app to be used by Libra, gets rebranded as Novi  —  In the approach to the launch of Facebook's Libra payments ecosystem, a key subsidiary has been given a new name and a new look.  —  According to an announcement on Tuesday …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: major advertisers on Quibi, including PepsiCo and Walmart, are seeking to defer payments as Quibi aims to cut costs after last month's lackluster debut  —  Some major advertisers have asked to defer their payments or revise their billing schedules  —  Streaming service Quibi …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Despite being banned in China, YouTube has automatically removed comments with certain phrases that are insulting to the Communist Party, calls it an error  —  These Chinese language phrases are removed within seconds  —  YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
ESET details malware, allegedly used by Russian APT Turla against European governments, that uses Gmail for command and control and scrapes antivirus logs  —  Turla, one of Russia's most advanced hacker groups, has created malware that gets its orders from email attachments sent to an arbitrary Gmail inbox.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple says it will reopen about 100 more stores in the US this week, some allowing walk-in customers; by week's end about 130 out of 271 US stores will be open  —  - Apple plans to open approximately 100 more stores in 21 states this week.  — When the stores re-open, about 130 Apple stores will be operational in the United States.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Ex-HTC CEO Peter Chou unveils XRSpace Mova, a $599 5G VR headset with a virtual world called Manova, focusing on intuitiveness and a social-first approach  —  Even though Peter Chou had long parted ways with the VR business he created at HTC, the former CEO continued to work in the industry …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
ARM announces high-end mobile designs of Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU, which will power 2021 flagship Android phones with better performance and efficiency  —  An early look at the future of mobile devices  —  ARM has announced its latest high-end mobile designs, the Cortex-A78 CPU and the Mali-G78 GPU …

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