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May 28, 2020, 11:10 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 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 …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Nuro's driverless delivery robots will deliver medication from a CVS pharmacy in Houston to its customers at no extra charge, in a pilot starting in June  —  This represents a shift in Nuro's typical operations  —  Nuro, the autonomous vehicle startup founded by two ex-Google engineers …
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 …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon says it plans to offer permanent jobs to about 125,000 US warehouse workers, representing 70% of those it hired temporarily to meet pandemic demand  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily …
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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 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Vesta, which wants to fight payment fraud using AI, raises $125M led by Goldfinch Partners, bringing its total raised to over $145M  —  Payments solutions provider Vesta today announced that it raised $125 million in capital, bringing its total raised to over $145 million.
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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 …

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