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May 29, 2020, 7:05 AM

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Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump signs an EO designed to limit Section 230 protections by directing the Commerce Department to press the FCC to roll back portions of Section 230  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Trump's EO has limited power, as content created by a platform, like Twitter's labels, is not covered by Section 230 and the FCC lacks authority to enforce EO  —  We've officially reached pure silly season when it comes to internet regulations.  For the past two years now, every so often …
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Source: Trump's executive order was rushed through using an old draft that was circulated last year, overriding concerns from agencies and Section 230 reformers  —  After Twitter slapped a fact-check label on two of President Trump's tweets about mail-in ballots late Tuesday, the president ordered his staff to respond.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter adds a rule violation notice to Trump's tweet threatening Minneapolis protestors, saying it glorifies violence; users must click to see the tweet  —  Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz is stepping down as CEO, says the company has raised “significant” funding and pivoted to spatial computing for enterprise  —  Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz confirmed he has raised a new round of funding, and he also said that he will step down as the augmented reality company's top executive.
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
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João Carrasqueira / Neowin:
Twitter now lets users schedule tweets in advance, up to 18 months, and gives users the option to save tweet drafts from its web app  —  A few weeks ago, it was reported that Twitter was testing the ability to let users schedule tweets to be published at a specific time.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
NSA warns Russia-linked Sandworm hacking group has been actively exploiting a now-patched flaw in Exim mail transfer agent since Aug., exposing ~2.5M servers  —  The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) says that Russian military threat actors known as Sandworm Team have been exploiting …
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.
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Didi Chuxing raises $500M led by SoftBank for its autonomous driving division, the first external investment for the fledgling self-driving subsidiary  —  Didi Chuxing has scored more than $500 million of funding for its autonomous driving division in a round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund …
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