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8:40 PM ET, May 23, 2018

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Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Elon Musk unleashes barrage of criticism aimed at “big media companies” in at least 19 tweets and says he plans to launch a site to assess journalists  —  Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, ripped the news media for what he described as irresponsible reporting …
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
District court judge rules President Trump can't block people from viewing his Twitter feed, calling it a designated public forum protected by First Amendment  —  A federal district court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump  —  can't block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views.
CNNMoney:
Reporters from CNN, Politico, and other news outlets have been banned from covering the EPA summit for a second day  —  Journalists blocked from EPA event  —  The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday barred journalists for the second consecutive day from attending a national summit focused …
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Politico:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House is investigating the EPA's ban of reporters from certain news outlets on Tuesday
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Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Facebook outlines new steps to combat false news: request for academic proposals to study it on Facebook, release of a 12-minute film, and news literacy program  —  NEWS FEED, THE algorithm that powers the core of Facebook, resembles a giant irrigation system for the world's information.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap launches a seed accelerator, called Yellow, that will invest $150K in 10 different media startups and creators starting this fall  —  Snap's executives, including CEO Evan Spiegel, will help the program's founders.  —  Snap wants to find the next big media business …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Sources: GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy subpoenaed the AP for info about the source of hacked emails that formed the basis of recent reports about him  —  The impasse comes at a time when political battles are increasingly being waged via leaks of hacked data.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The FCC's Ajit Pai has repeatedly evaded answers and refused to respond to questions from members of Congress, 13 Democrats say in new letter seeking responses  —  Thirteen members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his “repeated evasive responses to our inquiries” …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Interviews with White House communications staffers Hogan Gidley and Sarah Sanders, who have linked their integrity to a president not known for accuracy  —  Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.
 
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Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
Breitbart London's Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam, a close ally of Steve Bannon, is leaving the site and will be replaced by his deputy, Oliver Lane
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
With its short-run newsletters on topics like the World Cup, The New York Times can showcase its expertise and convert readers into subscribers
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
AP's Europe News Director Caro Kriel is joining Sky News as head of international news
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
CBS amended its lawsuit against National Amusements on Wednesday, claiming bylaw changes imposed by Shari Redstone last week are invalid under Delaware law
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Rick Maese / Washington Post:
Profile of PFT Commenter, the anonymous satirical sports podcaster behind Pardon My Take who began as a parody Twitter account
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Since noticing significant declines in its Facebook Live viewing figures this year, BuzzFeed has begun testing Amazon-owned platform Twitch