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June 2, 2020, 12:30 PM

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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 …
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 …
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Gartner:
Gartner says global sales of smartphones to end users declined 20.2% YoY in Q1'20, with Huawei performing the worst out of the top five vendors, down 27.3% YoY  —  Samsung, Huawei and Oppo Recorded Double-Digit Declines  —  Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 20.2% …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple pushes iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, saying it patches the flaw used by the Unc0ver jailbreak, and also pushes updates for watchOS, tvOS, HomePod, and macOS  —  Apple is releasing iOS 13.5.1 to the public today following last month's release of iOS 13.5.  Apple says that today's update to iOS 13.5.1 provides important security updates.
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?
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Locus Robotics, which makes autonomous warehouse robots, raises $40M Series D led by Zebra Technologies, bringing its total raised to $105M+  —  Warehouse robotics startup Locus Robotics today announced it has raised $40 million, the bulk of which will be put toward accelerating R&D …
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