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New York Times:
The Trump administration says it will open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the EU   —  The U.S. investigation targets nine countries, plus the European Union, that have adopted or are considering new taxes that would hit American companies like Google and Amazon.
Jun 2, 2020, 3:30 PMIn context
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.”
Jun 2, 2020, 3:10 PMIn context
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 …
Jun 2, 2020, 1:00 PMIn context
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,” …
Jun 2, 2020, 11:15 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
In leaked audio from an internal meeting, Mark Zuckerberg says they will re-examine policies around politicians discussing the use of state force on Facebook   —  The company is treating a moral issue as if it's a legal one  —  I. The CEO  —  On Friday afternoon, Facebook …
Jun 2, 2020, 1:31 AMIn context
New York Times:
In a rare public protest at Facebook, hundreds of staff staged a virtual walkout, pushing back on Zuckerberg's choice to let Trump's inflammatory posts stand   —  While Twitter started labeling some of the president's inflammatory posts, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.
Jun 1, 2020, 12:40 PMIn context
Michael Pelly / Australian Financial Review:
Australian appeals court rules that media companies can be held responsible for defamatory comments posted under stories on their Facebook Pages   —  Australia's leading media outlets are considering an appeal to the High Court after a ruling that publishers can be sued for comments on their Facebook pages.
Jun 1, 2020, 9:10 AMIn context
Sam Shead / CNBC:
As some Facebook employees publicly express anger, Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is committing $10M to groups working on racial injustice   —  - At least six Facebook employees have condemned CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up President Trump's post.
Jun 1, 2020, 7:45 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Facebook Shops integration with Shopify is good for Shopify merchants, but using Facebook Checkout limits the upside of Shopify's own payments offering   —  In the month since I wrote The Anti-Amazon Alliance, there has been two significant announcements from two of the principals in that alliance:
May 31, 2020, 9:30 PMIn context
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: President Trump and Mark Zuckerberg had a phone conversation on Friday that was described by both sides as productive   —  In the week that President Trump took on social media, Axios has learned that he had a call Friday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that was described by both sides as productive.
May 31, 2020, 12:14 PMIn context

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