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June 29, 2020, 2:55 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and ~2,000 other subreddits, most of which are inactive, after updating rules to more explicitly ban hate speech  —  More than 2,000 communities are being removed on Monday for violating Reddit's new content policies
Rahul Shrivastava / India Today:
Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, WeChat, and Clash of Kings, citing national security and maintaining public order  —  Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh  —  As tensions along the Line of Actual Control …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch temporarily bans President Trump for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, noting it does not make exceptions for “political or newsworthy content”  —  A temporary suspension for ‘hateful conduct’  —  Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump …
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Interviews and documents shed light on Amazon's warehouse policies, exposing inconsistent health and safety protocols and tactics used to quell rising tensions  —  Courtney Bowden, 30, in front of the Amazon flex warehouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on June 14.  Bowden was fired in March.
Washington Post:
Sources detail the efforts by Facebook executives to accommodate Trump's posts, starting in 2015 with a Trump video calling for a ban of Muslims entering the US  —  Starting as early as 2015, Facebook executives started crafting exceptions for the then-candidate that transformed the world's information battlefield for years to come.
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New York Times:
The New York Times pulls its stories from Apple News, saying the service does not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers  —  The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings free product listings to Search results, after adding them to its Shopping tab in April, to help businesses during the pandemic  —  Back in April, Google announced that all merchants can have their goods appear for free in the Shopping tab.  Those free product listings …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Cynet raises $18M Series B+ to expand its AI-powered cyber safeguards to more markets and says it has hundreds of customers  —  Cybersecurity startup Cynet today announced it has closed an $18 million funding round.  It plans to use the investment to expand its presence in the U.S …
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