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12:35 AM ET, May 27, 2020


 Top News: 
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
In a first, Twitter adds a “Get the facts” label to two Trump tweets with false claims about mail-in voting, which links to a Twitter Moment refuting his claims  —  The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked
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 …
Tim Burke / Courier:
Amazon sent a script and video to US TV stations promoting its safety measures; 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 shareholders meeting …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: major advertisers on Quibi, including PepsiCo and Walmart, are seeking to defer payments as Quibi aims to cut costs after last month's lackluster debut  —  Some major advertisers have asked to defer their payments or revise their billing schedules  —  Streaming service Quibi …
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
BuzzFeed News senior tech reporter Alex Kantrowitz announces he is leaving the company in June to report independently, with a newsletter and a podcast  —  I'm going independent starting in June  —  Throughout my life, I've left comfort, stability, and money on the table for a chance at the bigger opportunity.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How services like Cameo and Substack have opened up new ways for prominent media figures and journalists to make a living from smaller audiences
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.
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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Toronto Star:
Torstar Corp., owner of the Toronto Star, announces it plans to sell the company to a group controlled by two Toronto businessmen in a deal worth about CAD$52M  —  Torstar Corp. announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with an entity controlled by two prominent Toronto businessmen …
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 …
Joanna Nelius / Gizmodo:
Spotify lifts its 10,000 song cap on personal libraries, allowing unlimited songs; limit remains for downloaded songs and playlists  —  Long before Spotify was a thing, I collected music on my computer during my college days.  That collection, which had everything from Cradle of Filth …
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 …
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.
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