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June 13, 2020, 3:20 PM

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Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
Reddit faces renewed scrutiny over racism on the platform, as moderators claiming to represent 200M users sign open letter in its largest ever collective action  —  In 2015, the Southern Poverty Law Center called out Reddit as home to “the most violently racist” content on the internet …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
PE firm TPG to invest $600M in Reliance Jio Platforms for a 0.93% stake in the company; TPG is the eighth investor to invest in Jio in as many weeks  —  American private equity firm TPG will invest $600 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook …
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft is aware of a bug affecting Windows 10 PCs with a printer connected via USB that renders the USB port unusable; patch is coming in a future OS update  —  Windows 10 users are reporting that they are unable to print using devices from multiple vendors after installing updates …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
At launch, Facebook News had very few stories on politics, many New York Times links, and coverage overlapped little with the most popular articles on Facebook  —  On June 10, the most popular stories across Facebook were all NASCAR banning Confederate flags and Blue Lives Matter (with a sprinkling of dead kids).
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Zoom says it deactivated accounts of US-based activists due to China's demands, won't allow such requests to impact users outside mainland China “going forward”  —  - Company shut down video meetings to remember Tiananmen Square  — Zoom's in the middle of a free speech and censorship clash
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook fired an employee for challenging his colleague's silence on Twitter over company's inaction regarding Trump posts  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take action against inflammatory posts …
More: Fox Business, Variety, and CNET
Tweets: @aweary, @aweary, @aweary, and @reuters
Sean Burch / The Wrap:
HBO says it will be shutting down its HBO Go streaming app on July 31, following the recent launch of HBO Max; HBO Now will be rebranded as just HBO  —  HBO Go, which first launched in 2010, will be shut down at the end of July  —  HBO on Friday said it will be shutting down its HBO …

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