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June 3, 2020, 2:25 AM

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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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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Sam Shead / CNBC:
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Rivals say Microsoft used sharp-elbowed tactics to push Teams during the pandemic, deploying 50 staffers to work with NYC's school district to replace Zoom  —  The tech giant sees Teams, its group conferencing and collaboration software, as critical to its future
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek says Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing Series F; Gojek was valued at $10B after raising $1.2B in March  —  Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology companies …
Brave Browser:
Brave says it had 15.4M MAUs, up 125% YoY, and 5.3M DAUs in May, and the number of campaigns using Brave Ads grew from 400 to 1,530 since October 2019  —  Over 1,500 ad campaigns delivered since Brave Ads launched one year ago  —  This May, Brave saw its monthly active users pass …
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,” …
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony postpones a PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4 “to allow more important voices to be heard”, following similar moves by EA and Google amid protests  —  Sony's decision follows similar moves by EA and Google  —  Sony is postponing its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled for June 4th due to ongoing protests.

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