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Facebook said Tuesday it's tightening its live-streaming rules, hours before a world leaders' meeting on tackling online violence in response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, which were broadcast on the social media site.

Details: Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said in a statement the social media giant would introduce a "one strike" policy, whereby anyone who breaches its rules would immediately be restricted from using Facebook Live for a set period. It would also invest $7.5 million toward research partnerships to improve image and video analysis technology.

The big picture: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is co-chairing a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday that aims for world leaders and tech company chiefs to sign the "Christchurch Call" pledge to eliminate violent extremist content online, per Reuters. Ardern called Facebook's measures a "good first step."

What's next: The issue of making social networks more accountable for actions on their sites is expected to be discussed at the G20 meeting in June. In March, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, chairman of the G20 summit in Osaka, requesting a social media crackdown in response to the live-streaming of the Christchurch attacks.

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted COVID relief bill McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election.
  2. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  3. Health: New York reports most COVID cases since MayStudies show drop in coronavirus death rate — The next wave is gaining steam.
  4. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — San Francisco public schools likely won't reopen before the end of the year.
  5. World: Spain becomes first nation in Western Europe to exceed 1 million cases.

U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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