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May 27, 2020, 6:45 PM

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Bloomberg:
After Twitter adds a label to his misleading tweets, Trump says Republicans will “strongly regulate” social media platforms or “close them down”  —  - Attack comes after Twitter fact-checked, labeled Trump tweet  — Tech companies have faced criticism from conservatives of bias
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
After Twitter labeled Trump's tweets, his campaign and Fox News target Twitter's Site Integrity lead Yoel Roth; Twitter says Roth works on manipulation and bots  —  “It's unfortunate to see individual employees targeted for company decisions  —  Right-wing media and Trump supporters …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
HBO Max launches without being on Roku and Amazon, the two most popular streaming platforms  —  The latest new streaming service HBO Max bowed with unlimited access to every episode of “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Game of Thrones.”  But if all you've got is a streaming player from Roku or Amazon, you won't be able to watch.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Instagram says it will now split revenue with creators, sharing 55% of the revenue from IGTV ads and badges on Live, starting with 200 partners next week  —  And purchasable Badges in Instagram Live  —  For the first time in its history, Instagram will start sharing revenue with creators through ads …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, navigating the current surge in demand, and sticking with Electron for Slack's desktop app  —  It's hard to remember what remote work was like before Slack.  The company was founded in 2009, exploded in popularity in 2014 …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Overview of major efforts by Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt, Dustin Moskovitz, and Laurene Powell Jobs to boost Joe Biden's chances in the upcoming election  —  Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt, Dustin Moskovitz, and Laurene Powell Jobs, Silicon Valley's new power set, are instrumental …
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Coinbase is acquiring Tagomi, a prime brokerage platform specializing in digital asset trading, to bolster its institutional trading business  —  San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is finally acquiring Tagomi, a prime brokerage platform specializing in digital asset trading.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Apple's acquisition of Fraggle Rock's past TV seasons ahead of a reboot on TV+ signals a strategy shift for the service that had relied on original content  —  Apple isn't echoing Netflix's strategy, but it's certainly doing something new  —  Apple is acquiring Fraggle Rock's past TV seasons ahead …
Travis M. Andrews / Washington Post:
Profile of Charli D'Amelio, a 16-year-old from Connecticut who's become TikTok's biggest star after joining in 2019, thanks to a fun and relatable persona  —  The young people of Ohio weren't physically distancing, and Gov. Mike DeWine needed to do something.  —  “Young people think they're pretty invincible.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Microsoft adds a standalone app for its Cortana virtual assistant to Windows 10, launching without support for Alexa queries  —  Microsoft AI assistant Cortana is getting a dedicated app today for Windows 10 PCs.  Unlike Cortana in the Start menu or pinned to the taskbar …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Samsung unveils Samsung Money, a Samsung Pay-linked debit card program launching later this summer, in partnership with SoFi and Mastercard  —  Launching in partnership with SoFi and Mastercard  —  Samsung has announced further details for its upcoming debit card program …
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
A group of insiders filed a confidential whistleblower's complaint to the SEC claiming Facebook has not warned investors of illegal activity on its platform  —  The complaint, which was obtained by The Washington Post, includes dozens of pages of screenshots of opioids and other drugs for sale …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google rolls out tools across Maps and Search to help businesses impacted by COVID-19, including letting restaurants point to preferred delivery partners  —  Google is rolling out a series of updates aimed at helping local businesses adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to serve their customers across Google Maps and Search.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers made a USB fuzzing tool, with plans to open source it, that found 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD; Linux had the most and has fixed 11  —  Eighteen of the 26 bugs impact Linux.  Eleven have been patched already.  —  Academics say they discovered 26 new vulnerabilities …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Tech companies, which initially saw pandemic misinformation as relatively clear-cut, are grappling with the polarization and politicization of COVID-19 content  —  What happens when the medical misinformation comes from the president?  —  The big tech platforms found themselves …
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Morris Kiruga / Rest of World:
A look at OKash, a popular microcredit app in Kenya that threatens users to notify everyone on their contact list when they fall behind on loan payments  —  Okash, a popular fintech app in Kenya and Nigeria, threatens users to notify everyone on their contact list when you fall behind on your loan payments.

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