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June 2, 2020, 9:35 PM

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New York Times:
On a call with Facebook employees Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg stood firmly behind his decision to leave up President Trump's inflammatory posts  —  In a call with Facebook employees, who have protested the inaction on President Trump's messages, Mark Zuckerberg said his decision was “pretty thorough.”
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 …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Trump's executive order on social media is facing its first legal challenge, from the Center for Democracy and Technology, filed in DC's US District Court  —  The nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology argues that the president's move against Twitter and other companies is retaliatory.
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 …
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 …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Early build of iOS 14 points to the addition of an offline, built-in translator in Safari and possible full support of Apple Pencil input on websites  —  Apple is working to include a built-in translator in Safari, 9to5Mac has learned, as well as full Apple Pencil support on websites.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Zoom Q1: revenue of $328.2M, up 169% YoY, 265K customers with 10+ employees, up 354% YoY, projected Q2 revenue nearly double expectations, down 3% after hours  —  - Zoom's revenue growth picked up significantly during the quarter.  — The company more than doubled its revenue guidance for the fiscal year as well.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook introduces its Manage Activity tool, an easier way to delete or archive old posts in bulk  —  Facebook is introducing a new tool to help users batch-delete old posts and shrink their digital footprint on the aging social network.  —  Called “Manage Activity,” …
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
A look at indie game publishing in the 1990s at Apogee, GodGames, id, and Epic, which used a shareware-style model that became a foundation of modern publishing  —  Apogee, GodGames, id and Epic laid the foundation for modern publishing.  —  7m ago  —  Publishing deals in the video game industry …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Cisco says it is postponing the online version of Cisco Live, its major customer event that was scheduled to start Tuesday, amid ongoing protests across the US  —  Cisco said Monday night that it is postponing the online version of Cisco Live, its major customer event, amid the ongoing protests …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Trump's fury at Twitter might end up being good for the service by increasing engagement, and thus ad sales, while highlighting its anti-misinformation efforts  —  - User engagement could get a boost from tussle with president  — A bigger audience, more tweets mean more slots for advertisers
Makena Kelly / The Verge:

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