Breakfast Briefing: Five things to know Friday

Buick and GMC select Weber Shandwick; Buyers emerge for the National Enquirer; Disney details streaming service; Senator Mark Warner targets social media; Google sued using antitrust decision.

Buick and GMC have selected Weber Shandwick as their PR AOR, reuniting the Interpublic Group agency with the two General Motors brands. The two makes had been working with M Booth since October 2016.

A small group of buyers has emerged for the National Enquirer, the New York Post reports. The list includes billionaire Ron Burkle, Hudson News CEO James Cohen, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Paul Pope, son of Enquirer founder Generoso Pope Jr. The owner of Florida-based PR agency TransMedia Group, Tom Madden, is reportedly helping Pope raise the funding. The Washington Post broke the news of the Enquirer sale Wednesday.

Disney released details about its streaming service, Disney+, Thursday at a presentation about upcoming projects. The service will house franchises like Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, as well as National Geographic, and has many similarities to Netflix. (Gizmodo)

U.S. Senator Mark Warner will introduce more legislation targeting social media. Warner, who has already co-sponsored legislation attacking deceptive practices by the platforms, said Thursday he is planning legislation to reduce hate speech and let users to move data across platforms. (Reuters)

On Friday, a German company sued Google, becoming the first major firm to use a European antitrust decision as the basis for a lawsuit, Marketwatch reports. The suit, by price-comparison portal Idealo Internet, alleges that Google made it harder for users to find links to Idealo in order to favor its own price-comparison offering, Google Shopping.

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