Techmeme
May 28, 2020, 6:35 AM

Top News

Washington Post:
Sources: Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday that could threaten punishment for Facebook, Google, and Twitter over content moderation  —  The president is expected to sign the order on Thursday.  —  President Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday …
Yael Halon / Fox News:
Zuckerberg on Twitter fact-checking Trump: private companies, especially platform companies, shouldn't be the arbiter of truth  —  Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter fact-checking Trump: Private companies shouldn't be the arbiter of truth  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called out Twitter …
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 …
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
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple confirms it has acquired Ontario-based Inductiv, which develops AI to automate identifying and correcting errors in data  —  - Inductiv engineering team joined iPhone maker in recent weeks  — Apple has acquired over a dozen AI-related companies for Siri
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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google's Threat Analysis Group says it saw new activity from some Indian “hack-for-hire” firms in Q1 2020, which spoofed WHO Gmail accounts for spearfishing  —  Google also discloses seven coordinated political influence campaigns that took place on its platforms during Q1 2020.
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 …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Arizona AG sues Google for allegedly collecting Android user location data even when users had turned digital tracking off  —  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued Google on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant violated its users' privacy by collecting information about their whereabouts …
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
At virtual shareholder meeting, Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook's criteria for policing content should remain limited to avoiding “imminent harm”  —  Stepping into choppy waters for social media, Facebook chairman-CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in, saying Wednesday the platform's criteria …
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 …
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 …
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.

Sponsor Posts

Scroll:
Experience a better internet  —  No ads.  Twice as fast.  Fewer trackers.  Directly support the sites you read.  Join Scroll and see what a better internet looks like.
G Suite Essentials:
Remote, but always connected.  —  Connect, create, and collaborate, all together.  Get Google Meet, Drive, and Docs with G Suite Essentials - free through September 30.  No IT required.  Get your team started today.
Zoho:
The gig economy: an emerging norm  —  News articles on gig workers working multiple shifts have been all over the internet last week.  Unemployment in the U.S. has raised to a level not seen since the great depression.
Google Cloud Next:
Google Cloud Next '20: OnAir  —  Explore curated content on demand, every Tuesday starting July 14.
Oura:
What is your “Readiness Score?”  —  How does the Oura ring take your body's vital signs and generate personalized, daily health recommendations?

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Fri. 07/10 - Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs Coming THIS Year Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:35 AM ET, May 28, 2020.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: