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Facebook's head of news partnerships Campbell Brown said Monday that people filling much talked-about jobs for "news credibility specialists" will "help us begin to build out a process for verifying different news organizations.”

Why it matters: A Business Insider report on the jobs last week attracted attention because Facebook's past forays into human-curated news have led to one problem after another.

What she's saying: Brown, speaking with Axios's Sara Fischer at an Axios event, also took issue with publishers who have objected to their ads that promote political coverage being included in Facebook's new political ads database.

  • She said the company heard the concerns and would introduce separate archives to differentiate between political ads and ads featuring political news content.
  • Yes, but: "It should be up and running in the next couple weeks, and publishers that are worried about being lumped in [in that time] can pause their advertising," she said.

The bottom line: Facebook's relationship with the news industry remains rocky, even as the company takes steps to mend fences.

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Americans reflect on Independence Day amid racism reckoning

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America's leaders are rethinking how they view Independence Day, as the country reckons with the historic, unequal treatment of people of color during a pandemic which has disproportionately affected nonwhite Americans.

Why it matters: The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus in the weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. From Confederate statues to Mount Rushmore, Americans are reexamining the symbols and traditions they elevate and the history behind them.

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Washington Redskins to review team name amid public pressure

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The Washington Redskins have announced they will be conducting a review of the team's name after mounting pressure from the public and corporate sponsors.

Why it matters: This review is the first formal step the Redskins are taking since the debate surrounding the name first began. It comes after weeks of discussions between the team and the NFL, the team said.