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Yang speaks at the National Action Networks Southeast Regional Conference on Thursday in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

2020 candidate Andrew Yang tweeted Saturday he won't appear on MSNBC unless the network apologizes for omitting him from several graphics and giving him less speaking time than his presidential rivals at the latest Democratic debate.

By the numbers: Yang was the candidate who spoke the least during last Wednesday's Democratic debate in Atlanta. Per Hamilton Place Strategies data, he spoke 1,048 words.

  • In comparison, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democratic frontrunners and the candidate who spoke the most at the debate, stated 2,622 words.

The other side: MSNBC has yet to comment on Yang, but a source told Axios that any mistakes made concerning the former tech executive and other candidates have been inadvertent, given the large pool of candidates in the race.

  • When a mistake has happened, it's been "addressed internally, corrected, and both private and public apologies have been given to the candidate," the source said.

The big picture: Last Sunday, MSNBC issued an on-air correction after Yang was left off a candidate graphic during "Up." The graphic was updated for subsequent broadcasts. The show also tweeted an apology and correction.

  • Last month, Yang tweeted that he was left out of a campaign fundraising graphic, but MSNBC PR said he hadn't released his numbers until after the graphic had aired.
  • In September, during a broadcast of "The Beat," a graphic identified the Democratic candidate as "John Yang" and the substitute anchor read the name out before quickly correcting and issuing an on-air apology. The show also apologized via Twitter.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details, including comments from the source.

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Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Erin Schaff-Pool, Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images

In a world where most Americans are isolated and forced to laugh, cry and mourn without friends or family by their side, viral moments can offer critical opportunities to unite the country or divide it.

Driving the news: President Biden's inauguration was produced to create several made-for-social viral moments, a tactic similar to what the Democratic National Committee and the Biden campaign pulled off during the Democratic National Convention.

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Russian police officers beat protestesters at a rally against of jailing of oppositon leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Saturday. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Police in Russia on Saturday arrested more than 3,300 people as protesters nationwide demanded that opposition leader Alexey Navalny be released from jail.

Details: Demonstrations began in the eastern regions of Russia and spread west to more than 60 cities.

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Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain and GOP governor

Combination images of Cindy McCain and Gov. Doug Ducey. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic for U.S.VETS/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Arizona Republican Party members voted on Saturday to censure prominent GOP figures Cindy McCain, Gov. Doug Ducey and former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who've all faced clashes with former President Trump.

Why it matters: Although the resolution is symbolic, this move plus the re-election of the Trump-endorsed Kelli Ward as state GOP chair shows the strong hold the former president has on the party in Arizona, despite President Biden winning the state in the 2020 election.