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10:30 PM ET, May 2, 2021

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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
WaPo, NYT, and NBC News issue significant corrections, retracting earlier reporting that said Giuliani and OAN had been warned by the FBI about Russian disinfo  —  New York (CNN Business)The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NBC News on Saturday issued significant corrections …
Bente Birkeland / Colorado Public Radio:
Newsmax settles with a Dominion Voting Systems staffer after airing false claims of voting machine manipulation, issuing an apology; the staffer dropped suit  —  The far-right media outlet Newsmax, which amplified former President Trump's false allegations of election rigging and widespread voter fraud …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter to launch ad campaign to promote local journalism, starting with 28 full-page ads in local papers across the Gannett/USA Today and McClatchy networks  —  Twitter on Monday will launch a major advertising and social media campaign urging people to follow local journalists and support their work.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon is nearing a deal to sell its media division, including AOL and Yahoo!, to Apollo; deal could be worth ~$5B and be announced as soon as Monday  —  - Deal for Verizon Media could be announced as soon as Monday  — Division includes online brands Yahoo!, AOL and TechCrunch
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU charges Apple with antitrust violations, alleging it squeezed rival music streaming apps by requiring them to use Apple's in-app payments system  —  EU accuses Apple of forcing many apps to use its in-app payment system on which it takes commissions, saying it ‘distorted competition’ in music streaming
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku has removed YouTube TV from its channel store after Roku and Google failed to come to a distribution agreement; existing users will continue to have access  —  If you've already got the app, be careful not to delete it  —  Roku has pulled YouTube TV from its channel store.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK publishers and broadcasters, including Sun, Guardian, and Sky Sports, join four-day social media boycott led by English football to protest online racism  —  Publishers joining the social media boycott led by English football to protest racist abuse and discrimination online include The Sun …
Dorany Pineda / Los Angeles Times:
Joshua Wolf Shenk resigns as EIC of The Believer magazine and from Black Mountain Institute posts, saying he made a dumb choice about attire for a Zoom meeting  —  Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the books “Lincoln's Melancholy” and “Powers of Two,” has resigned from his positions as editor …
Cathy Burke / New York Daily News:
Workers at the New York Daily News voted on Friday to join The NewsGuild of New York in an election verified by the NLRB with a vote of 55-3  —  Workers at the New York Daily News on Friday voted to join The NewsGuild of New York in an election verified by the National Labor Relations Board.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
WNYC lays off 14 staff members, including Gothamist EIC, saying a 27% plunge in sponsorship funding during the pandemic had left it with “a sizeable deficit”  —  Three years after being rescued by listener-supported WNYC radio, NYC-focused website Gothamist suffered a jolting round …
 
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Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
In Australia, 20+ News Corp regional newspaper sites have been merged with city papers, putting local papers' content behind a paywall on the metro paper's site
The Intercept:
The Intercept says it stands behind reporter Mara Hvistendahl and her reporting on Oracle's ties with China, and condemns “bullying” by Oracle EVP Ken Glueck
Max Seddon / Financial Times:
Russia designating Meduza as a foreign agent may spell the end of independent journalism in the country; its editor says new restrictions may force it to close
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nine ViacomCBS networks, including Comedy Central and MTV, are now available on Hulu + Live TV, four years after Hulu launched the service
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David Pierce / Protocol:
ByteDance announces that its CFO Shouzi Chew will now also become the CEO of TikTok; TikTok's interim CEO Vanessa Pappas will be TikTok's COO
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Source: Stewart Bainum offers to double his stake to $200M in a bid for Tribune and would tap $100M in debt financing; he seeks a partner to buy Chicago paper
 

 
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

 
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