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3:35 PM ET, May 29, 2020

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Jason Hanna / CNN:
CNN crew released after being arrested while covering the Minneapolis protests; Omar Jimenez asked where to move to, but police said they didn't move when told  —  (CNN)A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests live on the air Friday morning.
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump signs an EO designed to limit Section 230 protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content that users post on their platforms  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Trump's EO has limited power, as content created by a platform, like Twitter's labels, is not covered by Section 230 and the FCC lacks authority to enforce EO  —  We've officially reached pure silly season when it comes to internet regulations.  For the past two years now, every so often …
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast is spinning off Blockgraph, its cable TV ad-targeting service, to create a three-way joint venture with ViacomCBS and Charter Communications  —  Cable and TV giants become joint-venture partners in Blockgraph, which was spun off by Comcast  —  Three of the nation's largest pay-TV companies …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Source: ViacomCBS layoffs affected about 75 from the CBS News division; Mark Knoller is said to be among those, and Dean Reynolds plans to retire  —  CBSViacom's l ayoffs this week also impacted CBS News and CBS-owned affiliates, the latest fallout to hit news media amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Free London daily City AM plans to return to print in September, after suspending the print edition in March  —  Free daily business newspaper City AM will return to print in September, nearly six months after suspending distribution due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Playboy says it laid off 25 employees, including most of its editorial team, after stopping its print edition in March  —  Playboy laid off 25 staffers, including most of its editorial team, the publication and editors said on Thursday.  —  The long-running publication is the latest …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
IAB/PwC: digital advertising was worth $124.6B in 2019, up 16% YoY, about $54B more than TV advertising; ten companies controlled 77% of digital revenue  —  Digital advertising in 2019 was worth $124.6 billion, according to the IAB and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Discussion: Ad Age, Ad Age, MediaPost and AdExchanger
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Sources: Apple believes Apple Music held a 50%+ weekly US market share of premium hip-hop streams for new releases in 94 out of the last 96 weeks  —  Apple Music has claimed more than half - in some cases, more than two thirds - of US streams for a run of blockbuster hip-hop releases in the United States over the past two months.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's NPE launches Venue, a “second screen” app where selected journalists and other figures will provide commentary, engage with fans during live events  —  Facebook's R&D group, NPE Team, is launching a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events, Venue.
Greg Dool / Folio:
The New York Times Magazine wins 5 National Magazine Awards, Bon Appétit and National Geographic win 4 each; New York magazine and New Yorker were shut out  —  The New York Times Magazine was the top winner at this year's National Magazine Awards (commonly referred to as the “Ellies” …
 
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