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6:45 PM ET, June 26, 2020

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Wall Street Journal:
Unilever to halt US advertising on Facebook and Twitter at least until 2021, citing hate speech and divisive content; Verizon is suspending Facebook ads in July  —  Unilever to halt ads on Facebook, Twitter for remainder of year  —  Under mounting pressure from advertisers …
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Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Facebook will now label content that violates its rules but was left up because it was deemed newsworthy and of public interest  —  Three weeks ago, I committed to reviewing our policies ahead of the 2020 elections.  That work is ongoing, but today I want to share some new policies …
Pew Research Center:
Though 59% of Americans say media misunderstands people like them, the reasons they feel this way differ among white, Hispanic, and Black Americans  —  Tensions inside American newsrooms have emerged amid the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody …
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Knight Foundation:
Survey from Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020: 50% of Blacks, 43% of Hispanics, 41% of Asians, 30% of whites say it's critical for media to reflect US population diversity  —  A solid majority of Americans say it is important for the news media to reflect the diversity of the U.S. population …
Bloomberg:
Tencent is launching Trovo, a Twitch-like streaming service, in the US, and plans to entice creators with a $30M partnership program starting in July  —  - Trovo is a close analog to Twitch and already live online  — Preparing official launch with $30 million recruitment budget
Jem Aswad / Variety:
USC partners with Universal Music Group to publish a report on the extent to which people of color are excluded from music's leadership ranks  —  It has become abundantly clear over the past few years — not to mention the past few decades — that African-Americans and other people of color …
Discussion: Adweek
Jenna Chandler / Curbed LA:
Curbed ceases production on LA and SF sites and says new stories will appear on Curbed.com; Los Angeles and San Francisco newsletters will continue  —  It's not good-bye — we're moving to a new home.  —  Dear readers, hate-readers, and vicious commenters,  —  Googie.  “Greenmailing.”  NIMBYs.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith, who says the company is investing in online video channel QuickTake, formerly TicToc, which has about 100 staff  —  “Bloomberg” is a Rorschach test of a word.  —  For many, it represents the unique New York City politician whose presidential …
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Poynter's media literacy initiative Mediawise is launching a campaign to equip people over 50 with skills to navigate misinformation with funding from Facebook  —  They're calling it an “infodemic.”  —  The intersection of misinformation and the coronavirus pandemic is a serious risk …
Discussion: Poynter
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Senators unveil bipartisan PACT Act, to make social media moderation more transparent and require posts be removed within a day of courts deeming them illegal  —  Many Republicans and Democrats agree that social networks' prized legal shield is flawed.  A new bill is a sign they could also find common ground to change it.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The LA Times says it has reached a settlement of a lawsuit filed by a group of newsroom employees claiming the paper has discriminatory pay practices  —  In the latest action by employees critical of the Los Angeles Times' fraught newsroom history of race and gender, the paper has been hit …
Will Bedingfield / Wired:
Some top composers are choosing video game soundtracks over Hollywood, as game music is finally receiving the praise and mainstream recognition it deserves  —  In 1996, while making music for the Fox Family Channel, Inon Zur received a phone call from the man who would later become his agent.
Discussion: @winphillips
 
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Rachel Premack / Business Insider:
Condé Nast suspended Bon Appétit video editor Matt Hunziker; employees suggest Hunziker's social posts critical of Condé Nast and Bon Appétit led to suspension
Jennifer Brandel / We Are Hearken:
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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