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May 29, 2020, 3:15 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 …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Trump EO misreads Section 230 by conflating two independent subsections and asking the FCC to link the two provisions together, despite previous rulings  —  This post based its initial analysis on a draft Executive Order.  It has been updated to reflect the final order, available here.
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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.
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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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.
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 …
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.
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” …
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube launches Video Chapters, letting creators add timestamps to their videos, for all users across iOS, Android, and desktop  —  If you've ever found yourself scrubbing your way through a long YouTube video to get to the “good” part, you'll appreciate the new feature YouTube is launching today: Video Chapters.
CNBC:
Cisco to acquire ThousandEyes, which provides SaaS network performance monitoring, for a price that sources say is ~$1B  —  - ThousandEyes says its customers include Microsoft, Slack, PayPal and Lyft.  — Cisco has been snapping up cloud software companies to make up for slowing growth in its core networking business.
Reuters:
Sources: ByteDance looks to shift decision-making and research capabilities out of China, expanding operations in US and increasing global hires  —  BEIJING/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - TikTok's poaching of Disney's Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy …
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