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11:15 PM ET, June 28, 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 …
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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
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
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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.
 
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