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12:40 PM ET, May 27, 2020

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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
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Bloomberg:
After Twitter adds a label to his misleading tweets, Trump says Republicans will “strongly regulate” social media platforms or “close them down”  —  - Attack comes after Twitter fact-checked, labeled Trump tweet  — Tech companies have faced criticism from conservatives of bias
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 …
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.
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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Instagram will start sharing revenue with creators through IGTV ads and badges on Live, splitting 55% of the revenue, starting with 200 partners next week  —  And purchasable Badges in Instagram Live  —  For the first time in its history, Instagram will start sharing revenue with creators through ads …
 
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
YouTube Kids is now available on Apple TV and works on both the 4K and HD versions of the device
Joanna Nelius / Gizmodo:
Spotify lifts its 10,000 song cap on personal libraries, allowing unlimited songs; limit remains for downloaded songs and playlists
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
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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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