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At an Axios Future Shapers event in Chicago this afternoon Antigone Davis, Facebook's Head of Global Safety Policy, discussed Facebook's outreach following posts indicating potential self-harm, and commented on the murder in Cleveland from which video was posted to Facebook.

  • The reaction to Cleveland: "For all of the people who work at Facebook, our heart goes out to the families. For us, we want to really look at this as an opportunity to figure out how we can do better."
  • The Internet is nicer than you think: When Facebook users post using distressed or sad emojis, Davis said that analytics have found that their friends tend to skip the like/react button and post longer and more empathetic comments.
  • Facebook's outreach for posts involving self-harm: The company has provided options for users to flag content they suspect suggests self-harm — allowing them to reach out to their friends directly or to a help line for advice — while also suggesting mental health resources directly to users who have had posts flagged in the past or use flagged phrases. Davis said that Facebook's hope is to eventually use artificial intelligence to provide these resources in real time.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

New Zealand confirmed Thursday there are now 13 local cases linked to the four who tested positive for COVID-19, ending 102 days with no community spread. Auckland locked down Wednesday for 72 hours and the rest of NZ is under lesser restrictions.

By the numbers: Over 749,400 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and over 20.6 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. More than 12.8 million have recovered from the virus.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 20,624,316 — Total deaths: 749,421— Total recoveries: 12,831,800Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 5,197,147 — Total deaths: 166,027 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
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  4. Business: U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits.
  5. Public health: U.S. records deadliest coronavirus day of the summer — America's two-sided COVID-19 response
  6. Education: New Jersey governor allows schools to reopenGallup: America's confidence in public school system jumps to highest level since 2004.

Bob Woodward's new book details letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un

Bob Woodward during a 2019 event in Los Angele. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Journalist Bob Woodward has obtained "25 personal letters exchanged" between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his new book, "Rage," publisher Simon & Schuster revealed on Wednesday.

Details: In the letters, "Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film,' as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet," according to a description of the book posted on Amazon.