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3:50 PM ET, May 26, 2018


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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Chairwoman of European Data Protection Board criticizes blackout of EU visitors by some US media outlets: “Everyone has had plenty of time to prepare”  —  LONDON — American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access …
News sites for Lee Enterprises and Tronc properties, like the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune, restrict access to users in the EU as GDPR goes into effect  —  A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Some candidates complain they can not advertise on Facebook before June 5 primaries, as they wait for authorization codes to arrive by mail under the new rules  —  Candidates are blocked from buying ads while they wait on authorization codes  —  Facebook introduced new disclosure rules …
Discussion: @danahoule
Rob Leathern / Facebook:
Facebook rolls out “Paid for by” disclosure labels on Facebook and Instagram for political ads in US, including issues ads that deal with 20 specific subjects
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy  —  After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators …
Otillia Steadman / BuzzFeed:
Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to the NYPD to face sexual assault allegations  —  He arrived at the NYPD's first precinct in downtown Manhattan on Friday.  —  Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to the NYPD to face sexual assault allegations.
In a final ruling, Egypt's court orders regulators to block YouTube for one month over the 2012 “Innocence of Muslims” video that denigrates Prophet Mohammad  —  CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's top administrative court ruled on Saturday that regulators must block the video file-sharing site YouTube …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Six small Long Island newspapers set aside competition to partner together and share resources in covering the opioid epidemic in their communities  —  Six news organizations showed up to cover a candlelight vigil in Hampton Bays, New York, earlier this month.
Discussion: The Rural Blog
Eben Novy-Williams / Bloomberg:
Riot Games signs non-exclusive streaming deal with Disney's ESPN+ for League of Legends; replaces $350M exclusive Riot had with now Disney-owned BAMTech in 2016  —  - Riot Games and BAMTech signed landmark deal in December 2016  — Deal replaced Friday by new streaming agreement with ESPN+
Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Gracenote announces Sonic Style Wednesday, a dataset that classifies 90 million songs by recording style instead of artist genre using AI and ML  —  Nielsen-owned media data specialist Gracenote wants to help music services make better mixes with fewer outliers: The company announced …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: after outcry from some artists and employees, Spotify reconsidering its hateful content and conduct policy, plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists  —  - Streaming service plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists  — Company had stopped promoting the artist, as well as R. Kelly
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
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