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May 28, 2020, 12:35 PM

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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 that could roll …
Yael Halon / Fox News:
Zuckerberg on Twitter fact-checking Trump: private companies, especially platform companies, shouldn't be the arbiters 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 …
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
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.
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.
David Jeans / Forbes:
Gatsby, which provides a suite of tools for website and app development, raises $28M Series B led by Index Ventures, at a $200M+ valuation  —  At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to reinforce their online presence, one website-building startup aiming to rival companies ranging …

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