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June 7, 2020, 12:20 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to roll out 12-month interest-free Apple Card payment plans for iPads, Macs, more and 6-month plans for AirPods, Apple TV, and HomePod  —  - Company gearing up for monthly installments for Apple Card  — Similar feature for iPhone purchases already available on card
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
More than 140 scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Mark Zuckerberg to reconsider Facebook's policies on misinformation and incendiary language  —  More than 140 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urged Mark Zuckerberg to enforce stricter policies around …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Several Facebook groups are grappling with inadequate and uneven moderation policies as members attempt to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement  —  Women like Jocelyn Kopac joined the Boss-Moms Facebook group to network and chat about life as both a mom and business owner …
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
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 …
Atlantic Council:
How Tunisia-based PR firm UReputation used social media platforms and websites to spread disinformation and influence elections in 10 African countries  —  In-Depth Research & Reports by Andy Carvin, Luiza Bandeira, Graham Brookie, Iain Robertson, Nika Aleksejeva, Alyssa Kann, Kanishk Karan …
@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:
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.
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.

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