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3:00 AM ET, May 28, 2019


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Refusal to remove fake Pelosi video shows how Facebook confuses simple mistakes with deliberate deception, avoiding its responsibility as a key news distributor  —  This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Meredith has sold the Sports Illustrated IP rights to Authentic Brands for $110M, will pay a licensing fee to run editorial operations for at least two years  —  Sports Illustrated over the decades has chronicled stellar match-ups, blow-outs, squeakers, sudden deaths and photo finishes.
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Trump cites a tweet by NYU professor Ian Bremmer, in which Bremmer faked a Trump quote as a joke, to argue that libel laws need to change  —  President Donald Trump on Monday slammed pundit, journalist, and New York University professor Ian Bremmer for publishing a “completely ludicrous quote” that he attributed to him.
Matthew Wall / BBC:
Since GDPR, Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it has launched 19 cross-border investigations, 11 of which focus on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram  —  Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
How The New Orleans Advocate expanded rapidly: by buying out competitor The Times-Picayune and absorbing its news staff, savvy and hands-off ownership, and more  —  Even before owners of The New Orleans Advocate bought the assets of its competitor, The Times-Picayune and …
Peter S. Green / New York Times:
Czech energy magnate Daniel Kretinsky buys a 13% stake in Le Monde and its sibling publications; some in the newsroom are troubled by the deal's opaqueness  —  PARIS — Blaise Gauquelin, the Central Europe correspondent for Le Monde, called his editor at the paper's Paris headquarters …
Eddie Kim / MEL Magazine:
The Pirate Bay, the iconic torrent site born in 2003, remains an online juggernaut despite blockages in multiple countries and millions of dollars in fines  —  As the internet continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, one thing always remains constant — The Pirate Bay
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Ev Williams, about Twitter, investments by Obvious Ventures, what's working for Medium, and how a better version of social media needs to be invented  —  “There is a better version of social media to be invented,” Williams said on the latest episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher.
Discussion: @elementartyy and CNBC
Colin Peacock / RNZ:
Public and private media groups in New Zealand announce a collaborative service which will hire eight reporters to boost local news coverage across media  —  Publicly funded reporters will be employed by news publishers around the country in a first-of-its-kind scheme unveiled today to address declines in local news coverage.
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Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Rolling Stone cancelled the release, slated for May 13, of its music charts; report says due to issues with plans to give free streams like YouTube more weight
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Columbia Journalism Review:
As Greece prepares for upcoming elections, mainstream journalists running as conservative opposition candidates have given rise to a new misinformation network
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
More than 80 publishers and tech companies unite to form Reverso, a fact-checking initiative to fight misinformation, ahead of Argentina's October election