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June 2, 2020, 10:25 AM

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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 …
New York Times:
In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of employees stage 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.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
TechCrunch:
Google adds a suite of Bedtime tools to Android, building on its Wind Down feature, to turn on Do Not Disturb and enable grayscale effect, for Pixels first  —  At Google's 2018 I/O developer conference, the company debuted a new suite of “digital well-being” aimed at helping Android users better manage their screen time.
Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times:
Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights  —  Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
The pandemic presents the biggest language translation challenge for COVID-19 info, as Google Translate supports only 109 languages, Bing 71, and Wikipedia 309  —  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?
Financial Times:
Chinese gaming company NetEase seeks to raise between $2.6B to $3B in a Hong Kong secondary offering, amid tensions between Beijing and Washington  —  Gaming group's share sale could start wave of Chinese businesses raising cash in city  —  Gaming group NetEase will sell up to $3bn of shares …

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