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7:55 AM ET, June 29, 2020

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Sources: WaPo's top editor Martin Baron intervened to kill a story by Bob Woodward that would have outed Brett Kavanaugh as a source in one of Woodward's books  —  The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.  —  Almost anyone who works in The Washington Post newsroom …
Brian Fung / CNN:
With top 100 brands contributing only an estimated 6% of Facebook's revenue and Zuckerberg's voting control over the company, ad boycott's impact may be limited  —  (CNN)For years, Facebook (FB) has been viewed as one of the only truly indispensable digital advertising platforms for big …
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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Organizers behind “Stop Hate for Profit” Facebook ad boycott, which has attracted 160+ companies, say it will begin calling on major European companies to join  —  (Reuters) - Organizers of a Facebook Inc (FB.O) advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support from a rapidly expanding list …
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 …
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
Riya Bhattacharjee / CNBC:
Coca-Cola to pause paid ads on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days to reassess its ad policies, but isn't joining the official boycott
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Writer and podcast host Derek Hunter leaves The Daily Caller after Jack Abramoff's indictment suggested Hunter was paid to promote AML Bitcoin; Hunter denies it  —  FALLOUT  —  A writer for the conservative Daily Caller resigned from the site this weekend after being implicated …
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Indictment says Jack Abramoff paid 2 writers to promote AML Bitcoin: one at Daily Caller, one at Investor's Business Daily, American Spectator, Washington Times
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
Animated TV shows are shifting in their use of white actors to voice characters of color, as producers of The Simpsons say they'll recast non-white characters  —  The two long-running Fox shows join the likes of Netflix's ‘Big Mouth’ and Apple's ‘Central Park’ in making their casts more representative of what's on screen.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Studies now give devastating weight to the argument that Fox News and others lulled their audiences into not taking COVID-19 seriously in the crucial early days  —  It's another one of those Trump Era realities best described as unsurprising but nevertheless shocking.
Mark Schoofs / BuzzFeed News:
BuzzFeed News apologizes after finding at least 11 published articles with passages plagiarized from other news orgs; articles are now correctly attributed  —  BuzzFeed News has found that the following articles do not meet our editorial standards, as laid out in our standards and ethics guidelines.
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Shawn W. Crispin / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Q&A with Regina Reyes, head of news for the Philippines' ABS-CBN network, on its ability to cover the news since the May 5 government order to shut down  —  Regina Reyes says she had a “journalist's premonition” that something bad would happen the day before Philippine authorities ordered …
Andy Greenberg / Ars Technica:
DDoSecrets takes a different tack than WikiLeaks by publishing Russian docs, labeling docs from state-sponsored hackers, avoiding a cult of personality, more  —  DDoSecrets was banned from Twitter after releasing hacked law enforcement files.  —  For the past year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange …
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Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
Despite Facebook's ban of Natural News, it continues to spread misinformation on the platform via a network of sites that only get removed after spammy behavior  —  Facebook has banned this conspiracy site twice.  But its content can still sneak back on.  —  It's been a year since Facebook deleted …
 
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
News UK's Times Radio launches with an interview with Boris Johnson, as some listeners using Amazon's Alexa were directed to Times Radio Malawi
Emily Alford / Jezebel:
Former female staff at Latin music and culture site Remezcla say that under CEO Andrew Herrera, the workplace was toxic, chaotic, and unstructured
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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