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8:15 PM ET, June 28, 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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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
 
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Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
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