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5:35 PM ET, May 26, 2020


 Top News: 
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Twitter won't remove Trump's tweets about Scarborough's aide, says it's working on policies so it “can more effectively address things like this going forward”  —  UPDATED: Twitter is not immediately removing President Donald Trump's tweets about the 2001 death of an aide to Joe Scarborough …
Craig Pittman / Washington Post:
Trump spreads a debunked conspiracy theory in tweets attacking MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, baselessly insinuating he was involved in the death of an associate  —  A little after 8 a.m. on July 20, 2001, a couple arriving for an appointment opened an unlocked front door at an office …
Tim Burke / Courier:
Amazon sent a script and video to TV stations promoting its safety measures, and at least 11 stations aired some form of it, and 10 didn't divulge the source  —  The package was produced by Amazon spokesperson Todd Walker.  —  Amazon is taking proactive action ahead of Wednesday's annual …
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Roku to retool advertisers' social media ads into 15-second spots and guarantee that advertisers only pay for households they don't reach on linear TV  —  Streamer will guarantee brands reach audiences they aren't reaching on TV  —  Roku is offering advertisers new services to help them revamp …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content like news and sports, to be surfaced by Alexa; sports audio would complement sports TV rights  —  Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content, like news and sports, sources tell Axios.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Despite being banned in China, YouTube has automatically removed comments with certain phrases that are insulting to the Communist Party, calls it an error  —  These Chinese language phrases are removed within seconds  —  YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain …
Kali Holloway / The Daily Beast:
Shaun King keeps raising money for struggling news site The North Star, but some former employees accuse King of mismanagement and unexplained finances  —  ‘LEVELS OF CONFLICT’  —  He blamed issues at The North Star on over-ambition, but seven former employees of the site King launched with great fanfare painted a darker picture.
Press Gazette:
Times newspapers, FT, Guardian, Economist, Telegraph, Mail newspapers, and The Week magazine look to earn a combined ~£44M extra a year after UK's VAT cut  —  The UK's newspaper and magazine industry stands to be at least £50m-a-year better off after a Government move to cut VAT …
Michael Andor Brodeur / Washington Post:
Classical musicians who are turning to live-streaming due to COVID-19 are being targeted by bots claiming copyright for works of composers like Chopin and Bach  —  A few Sundays ago, Camerata Pacifica artistic director Adrian Spence, aided by his tech-savvy son Keiran, went live on Facebook …
Kurtis Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Profile of the Oklahoma Eagle, the black-owned newspaper in Tulsa, OK, which kept alive the memory of the 1921 race massacre as white-owned papers ignored it  —  Jim Goodwin ran his thumb over the screen of his iPhone, reading a rough draft of a newspaper editorial.
Warner Music Group files for IPO, expecting to raise up to $1.82B at a valuation of ~$13B, by selling 70M Class A shares at $23-$26 per share  —  (Reuters) - Warner Music Group said on Tuesday it expects to raise up to $1.82 billion in its Nasdaq debut at a valuation of about $13 billion …
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