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May 28, 2020, 5:30 PM

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Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump signs an EO designed to limit Section 230 protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content that users post on their platforms  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies …
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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:
With a tweet, Trump joins his campaign and Fox News in targeting Twitter employee Yoel Roth, after Dorsey asked to keep employees out of it  —  “It's unfortunate to see individual employees targeted for company decisions  —  Right-wing media and Trump supporters are targeting a Twitter employee …
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Inside Twitter's decision to fact-check Trump's tweets, while expecting that Trump would respond and the decision could spark a reassessment of Section 230  —  ‘We knew from a comms perspective that all hell would break loose,’ says Twitter's vice president of global communications
New York Times:
Twitter adds fact-checking labels to hundreds of tweets, even as the Trump administration prepared its EO aiming to curtail Section 230 protections  —  Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies.
Bloomberg:
Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Microsoft says the Xbox Series X will support “thousands” of Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games at launch, doubling the fps in some cases  —  Thousands of games will be supported on the next-gen Xbox  —  Microsoft's next-generation Xbox will launch with support for “thousand of games” …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google announces Google Page Experience, an algorithm ranking pages based on user experience, with factors like page speed and HTTPS, arriving in 2021 or later  —  This new ranking factor won't be live until 2021, at the earliest.  Here is what you need to know.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook says it will now verify identities of users behind profiles that have a “pattern of inauthentic behavior” and whose posts “rapidly go viral” in the US  —  Facebook has been verifying the identities of Page managers for a while in its quest to stamp out misinformation …
The Markup:
Investigation finds many tenant screening services, relying on algorithms to find infractions and widely used by landlords, often produce flawed reports  —  Computer algorithms that scan everything from terror watch lists to eviction records spit out flawed tenant screening reports.
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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Boston-based cloud storage company Wasabi raises $30M Series B led by Forestay Capital, bringing its total raised to $110M  —  We may be in the thick of a pandemic with all of the economic fallout that comes from that, but certain aspects of technology don't change no matter the external factors.
Hudson Lockett / Financial Times:
Tencent raises $6B in a bond sale in Asia, the largest dollar-denominated bond sale by a Chinese company this year  —  Companies hungry for dollar funds to see themselves through coronavirus crisis  —  Tencent has raised $6bn in the latest big-ticket dollar bond sale in Asia …

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