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8:55 PM ET, June 27, 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 …
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  —  - Coca Cola on Friday announced it will be pausing advertising on all social media.  —  Coca-Cola on Friday announced …
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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J. Clara Chan / The Wrap:
Source: BuzzFeed News has fired senior reporter Ryan Broderick for plagiarism or misattributed information in at least 11 of his articles  —  BuzzFeed News has fired a senior reporter it says plagiarized or misattributed information in at least 11 of his articles, an individual with knowledge of the matter confirmed to TheWrap.
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
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.
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  —  In 2006, when Facebook was still relegated to college campuses and Buzzfeed had yet to publish its first quiz, three twenty-somethings interested …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
A look at Netflix's long-term content strategy, which is enabling the company to launch 59 new original shows in July, despite the global pandemic  —  The streamer has nearly 60 original titles landing in July alone  —  Netflix is set to introduce 59 new original things in July …
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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
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  —  Derek Hunter says he wasn't paid by the disgraced lobbyist to plug his bitcoin project.  But the SEC cites his article, among others, in their complaint.
 
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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
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
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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
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
Jennifer Brandel / We Are Hearken:
Jennifer Brandel steps down as CEO of Hearken, which helps newsrooms connect with audiences, as Hearken merges with Switchboard, which helps manage communities
Jake Kanter / Deadline:
Disney+ will be the exclusive home of all Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior content in the UK, after a failure to come to terms with Sky and Virgin
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
An overview of 3 studies on the relationship between consuming rightwing media and believing in pandemic conspiracy theories or failing to try to avoid COVID-19