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The BBC says journalist Ed Lawrence, who was covering protests in Shanghai, was detained for several hours and beaten by police, without a credible explanation
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The Guardian, NYT, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País, which were the first to publish WikiLeaks material, urge the US to end its prosecution of Julian Assange
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Elon Musk tweets a fake CNN headline image with Don Lemon saying “Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely”
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