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June 2, 2020, 2:35 PM

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New York Times:
In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of staff staged a virtual walkout, pushing back on Zuckerberg's choice to let Trump's inflammatory posts stand  —  While Twitter started labeling some of the president's inflammatory posts, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
In leaked audio from an internal meeting, Mark Zuckerberg says they will re-examine policies around politicians discussing the use of state force on Facebook  —  The company is treating a moral issue as if it's a legal one  —  I. The CEO  —  On Friday afternoon, Facebook …
Ina Fried / Axios:
After discussing the lack of action on Trump's posts with Mark Zuckerberg, civil rights leaders say they are “stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations”  —  A trio of civil rights leaders issued a blistering statement Monday following a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Sam Shead / CNBC:
NBC News:
Twitter suspended the account of a white nationalist group claiming to be an Antifa organization that pushed violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests  —  Two hashtags that trended worldwide on Twitter falsely claimed that there was a “cover-up” or a “blackout” of protests in Washington, D.C., overnight.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter restricts a tweet from US House Rep. Matt Gaetz for violating its policy against glorifying violence, after it had been retweeted over 12,000 times  —  The platform did not remove it  —  Twitter has restricted a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for violating its policies …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
AT&T says HBO Max will be excused from AT&T's mobile data caps via its “sponsored data” program, while competing services like Netflix and Disney+ will not  —  Welcome to a world without net neutrality  —  HBO Max, AT&T's big bet on the future of streaming …
James Vincent / The Verge:
As Blackout Tuesday posts fill Instagram feeds, many say they are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM and BlackLivesMatter hashtags  —  Users sharing black screens in solidarity have inadvertently taken over the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag  —  As part of a Blackout Tuesday …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Blockchain journalism startup Civil is shutting down following its failure to find substitute financing after losing its major source of funding, ConsenSys  —  Civil, the high-profile, blockchain-backed attempt to nurture nascent digital news sites, is shutting down.
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
The pandemic presents the biggest language translation challenge for COVID-19 info, as Wikipedia supports 309 languages, Google Translate 109, and Bing 71  —  Services like Google Translate only support 100 languages, give or take.  What about the thousands of other languages—spoken by people just as vulnerable to this crisis?

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