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9:45 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 …
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
HBO Max launches without Roku and Amazon, the two most popular streaming platforms  —  The latest new streaming service HBO Max bowed with unlimited access to every episode of “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Game of Thrones.”  But if all you've got is a streaming player from Roku or Amazon, you won't be able to watch.
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 …
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
News Corp Australia to cut hundreds of jobs and expected to stop printing as many as 100 titles; sources say the cuts could be as high as 30% of total staff  —  Publisher of the Australian, the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun is expected to stop publishing as many as 100 titles
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.
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.
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
YouTube Kids is now available on Apple TV and works on both the 4K and HD versions of the device  —  YouTube's dedicated app for kids is now out for download from the App Store on Apple TV, so long as it's available in your region.  It works on both the 4K and the HD versions of the device …
Sarah Gilman / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the power imbalance between staff editors and freelance writers, especially in tough times, and how editors can address it with prompt and proper pay  —  It should have been a dream assignment.  Madeline Ostrander, a freelance writer, had sold her first big feature to a high-profile magazine.
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Joanna Nelius / Gizmodo:
Spotify lifts its 10,000 song cap on personal libraries, allowing unlimited songs; limit remains for downloaded songs and playlists
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
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
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
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 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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
Lauren Harris / Columbia Journalism Review:
When telling the story of a global crisis like the pandemic, the most powerful thing a journalist can do is to be in a position to designate who the experts are