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May 28, 2020, 9:05 AM

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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:
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google says Discovery ads, which are eligible to serve across YouTube Home and Watch Next feeds, Gmail, and the Discover feed, are now available globally  —  Discovery campaigns are available to all advertisers globally.  —  Google introduced two big image-driven ad tests at its Google Marketing Live event last year.
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 …
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.

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