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Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, joined an Axios event this morning, discussing access to the Internet, tech and media, and the impact on culture and politics. Although Case said the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning "could be a beautiful thing," she pointed out that nearly all of the engineers creating algorithms are white men.

"Women and people of color are being left behind" in tech and in the fight for venture capital, Case told Axios' Mike Allen. She added that tech today is an "unfriendly environment" for women: "That bro culture is kind of a new dynamic."

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The crushing budget blow awaiting state and local government workers

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State and local government jobs are being gutted, even as the labor market shows signs of a slight recovery.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic blew a hole in state and local government budgets. A slew of states cut spending and jobs — with more planned layoffs announced this week as states try to balance budgets.

As boycott grows, Facebook juggles rights groups and advertisers

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As an advertiser boycott of Facebook over its tolerance of hate speech continues to snowball, the company has begun making small, incremental changes to mollify activists while it tries to buy time to evolve its content policies.

Driving the news: Sources tell Axios that the product and policy changes sought by the #StopHateForProfit campaign were long under discussion both inside Facebook and with some external groups. Meanwhile, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly told employees that the boycotting advertisers will be back before long.

Replacing the nursing home

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Nursing homes have been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, prompting more urgent discussions about alternative housing situations for elderly Americans.

Why it matters: Deaths in nursing homes and residential care facilities account for 45% of COVID-19 related deaths, per the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity — but there are few other viable housing options for seniors.