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May 30, 2020, 8:15 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation  —  Microsoft News and MSN is increasingly being run by robots  —  Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter determines two tweets about protesters from Trump and White House violate its rules on glorifying violence; users must click to see the labeled tweets  —  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.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
How, after years of internal deliberations, Twitter finally came to the decision to begin labeling Trump's misleading and violence-glorifying tweets  —  Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief, to take a hard line against the president's tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Executives at big tech companies have publicly stayed silent on Trump's social media executive order, with many executives thinking it's really aimed at Twitter  —  Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order that's supposed to regulate social media, on May 28.
Oversight Board / @oversightboard:
[Thread] Facebook Oversight Board says it is “working hard to set the Board up to begin operating later this year”  —  There are many significant issues relating to online content that we recognize people want the Board to consider. We're working hard to set the Board up to begin operating later this year so it can start considering cases referred by users and Facebook.
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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3  —  Google this evening announced that it's delaying next week's Android 11: The Beta Launch Show.  The company on Twitter says …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sony says it is on track to launch PlayStation 5 this year and has begun manufacturing the console, announces a games-focused event on June 4  —  Latest PlayStation console expected to launch globally in the final quarter of 2020  —  Sony's PlayStation 5 is “on track” …
Nikkei Asian Review:
Sources say Huawei has stockpiled up to two years' worth of crucial US chips, focusing on Intel CPUs, to shield its operations from US crackdowns  —  Stockpile aimed at shielding key businesses but long-term solution is elusive  —  TAIPEI — Huawei Technologies has stockpiled up to two years' worth …

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