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6:45 PM ET, June 5, 2021


 Top News: 
New York Times:
DOJ obtained a gag order, under Trump and continuing under Biden, preventing NYT execs from disclosing efforts to seize reporters' records even to Dean Baquet  —  A push by prosecutors to secretly seize data about four Times reporters' emails began in the Trump administration and continued under Biden.
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
DOJ says it will no longer “seek compulsory legal process in leak investigations to obtain source information from members of the news media doing their jobs”  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Saturday that it no longer will secretly obtain reporters' records …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Gannett is fighting an FBI subpoena, which seeks IP addresses and mobile phone info to determine who read a specific USA Today story about a Florida shooting  —  Gannett, the publisher, contends that demand for details on who accessed article violates the First Amendment.
Nick Clegg / About Facebook:
In response to Oversight Board ruling, Facebook suspends Trump's accounts until January 7, 2023, and says it will then reconsider suspension if conditions allow  —  Last month, the Oversight Board upheld Facebook's suspension of former US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts following …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook announces that politicians' posts will no longer be exempt from the company's rules that prevent users from engaging in harmful speech
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The Daily Beast:
The NewsGuild of New York has revised a plan to increase dues, making the move temporary for three years, after opposition from some NYT and Reuters members  —  A contingent of Times journos, including many Pulitzer winners, has stood in opposition to the NewsGuild's proposed dues hike.
Seth Smalley / VICE:
NYT tech workers, who are organizing a union, say management is using proven union-busting techniques contrary to NYT's long-held positions on union recognition  —  Tech workers at the Times are organizing, but rather than recognizing their union, management is running tactics out of a union-busting playbook.
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Sources: Facebook plans to launch Bulletin, its Substack clone, at the end of June; it will live outside Facebook in part to evade Apple and Google's 30% fees  —  Facebook wants to launch its newsletter product later this month.  But it doesn't want controversial writers using it — just the ones it's recruiting.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU and UK regulators coordinate to open antitrust investigations into Facebook's classified ad service Marketplace; UK is also probing Facebook Dating  —  Investigations into classified-ads service Marketplace ramp up regulatory scrutiny on the company in Europe
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Live streams for Cox radio and TV stations were down on Thursday, sources say due to a ransomware attack  —  Live streams for radio and TV stations owned by the Cox Media Group, one of the largest media conglomerates in the US, have gone down earlier today in what multiple sources have described as a ransomware attack.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Profile of Reuters' new executive editor Gina Chua, who is now one of the most senior transgender journalists in the US after transitioning during lockdowns  —  Gina Chua is returning to the Reuters offices post-pandemic as one of the most senior transgender journalists in the country.
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Andrew Rettman / EUobserver:
European Commission to put forward new measures later this year to protect journalists from strategic lawsuits against public participation
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