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5:20 AM ET, May 23, 2019

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Ev Williams says Fox News is more powerful and destructive than Twitter and the posting of false claims is part of the tradeoff of an open platform like Medium  —  Toronto (CNN Business)President Donald Trump is a “master” of Twitter, according to the company's co-founder Ev Williams.
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Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source says Medium has 200K-400K paying subscribers, which at $50 per user amounts to a minimum of $10M per year from subscriptions alone  —  For Medium CEO Ev Williams, building a profitable business isn't an immediate concern.  —  “We're focused on building revenue and building a subscription business …
Evan Sernoffsky / San Francisco Chronicle:
Under fire for raid on Bryan Carmody's home, SF's Police Chief claims Carmody took part in a criminal conspiracy to steal an internal police report  —  Under fire for a raid on the home and office of a freelance journalist who refused to identify a confidential source, San Francisco Police …
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Thomas Peele / Mercury News:
Judge orders return of San Francisco journalist Bryan Carmody's equipment, delays consideration of legal questions about the search until June
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Avaaz study finds extensive far-right disinformation networks on Facebook ahead of EU elections; Facebook says it removed 77 Pages and 230 accounts in response  —  A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use …
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Roku launches tool that uses data from its 29M users to show advertisers how many more people they could reach by shifting budgets from linear to OTT TV  —  The over-the-top streamer is releasing a new measurement tool meant to entice ad budgets away from traditional TV
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Brexit Party says ban on Channel 4 reporters has been lifted; Channel 4 News denies claims reporters “repeatedly lied” to gain access to a secure area at rally  —  The Brexit Party has lifted its ban on Channel 4 News after a meeting between the broadcaster and the party's chairman this morning.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
IAC's Dotdash, which owns sites including Investopedia and Verywell, is launching a line of paint, tied to its home decor site The Spruce, to be sold on Amazon  —  Dotdash, the digital publishing company that grew from About.com, is launching a new millennial paint line with Amazon in an effort to bolster its growing commerce business.
Discussion: PR Newswire and Axios
Julia Alexander / The Verge:25 minutes ago
YouTube announces that it will round down real-time subscriber counts starting August, and exact subscriber counts will no longer be displayed  —  Sites like Social Blade may be impacted  —  YouTube is introducing a major change to the way real-time subscriber counts are displayed …
Darryl Holliday / City Bureau:
Journalists should not focus just on informing and engaging the public, but also collaborating with and equipping citizens to participate in democracy  —  To reimagine and repair local news, democratize the journalistic process. … This isn't about City Bureau.  This is about power.  —  Yours.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders last appeared in the White House briefing room on March 11, but has appeared at least 12 times on Fox News since that date  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders didn't make much news Wednesday morning when she spoke with the “Fox & Friends” crew about current affairs.
Discussion: @karlfisch, @jayrosen_nyu, CNN and Fox News
The Irish Times:
The Times Ireland announces it will cease publication of its print edition and cut staff from 20 to 3 for continued work on digital products  —  Irish print edition of UK newspaper to cease publication with small number to continue working on digital product
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Andrew R. Chow / TIME:
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
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