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June 6, 2020, 1:25 AM

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@alexisohanian:
[Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp  —  I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Reddit pledges to honor Ohanian's request to appoint a black director, says it'll update content moderation policies to “explicitly address hate” within weeks  —  Founder to leave controversial discussion platform, saying resignation can be ‘act of leadership’
Washington Post:
An internal poll and documents show widespread anxiety inside Facebook as employees questioned whether Facebook is in an “abusive relationship” with Trump  —  A week of internal debates shows widespread anxiety over how the company will handle abuse going into 2020 …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
In post, Zuckerberg vows to review content policies on state force and voter suppression, ensure content moderation diversity, and announces a new voter hub  —  - CEO to look at policies on voter suppression, state force  — Facebook will launch a voter hub for vetted information
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
LinkedIn CEO apologizes after several anonymous staffers share opinions echoing the skeptics of Black Lives Matter at an internal town hall on racial injustice  —  The highly professional social network's internal Wednesday town hall on racial injustice looked more like what you'd see in a Facebook comments section.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Twitter and Facebook remove a video tribute to George Floyd posted by Trump's campaign, after receiving a copyright complaint under DMCA  —  Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump's reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website's policy on copyrighted material.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches the Password Manager Resources project on Github, to make it easier for developers of password manager apps to create strong passwords  —  Apple has announced today that it is launching an open source project designed for developers of password managers.
Jennifer Strong / MIT Technology Review:
Interview with Hamid Khan, founder of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, on racism in police surveillance, and his view that algorithms have no place in policing  —  Hamid Khan is winning his fight for the abolition of surveillance technology used by the LAPD … Tell us about your work.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission:
Australian court fines Sony Europe ~$2.4M for denying customers refunds for faulty PlayStation games and for misrepresenting consumer rights  —  The Federal Court has ordered Sony Interactive Entertainment Network Europe Limited (Sony Europe) to pay $3.5 million in penalties for making false …

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