In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg says it's "a good time to say thank you to all the journalists around the world," and that while he may not always agree with what they publish, "that's how democracy is supposed to work."

Why it matters: While Zuckerberg's comments are an obvious jab at Donald Trump's disdain for the press, they're also ironic given his company's massive impact on the media industry. Though Facebook refuses to call itself a "media company," it has not only drawn a huge portion of digital ad spend, but also become one of the main sources of news for its users. Following the recent U.S. election, it was left to grapple with its role in helping disseminate "fake news" articles.

Samsung's brand reputation takes a big hit: The Korean electronics manufacturer came in number 49 in this year's Reputation Quotient Ratings from Harris Poll, down from being at number seven last year. The massive fall in ranking is undoubtedly due to the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, which forced the company to recall all devices.

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15 states broke single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: Compiled from state health departments by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

At least 15 states broke their single-day novel coronavirus infection records this week, according to state health department data reviewed by Axios.

The big picture: The number of coronavirus cases increased in the vast majority of states over the last week, and decreased in only two states plus the District of Columbia, Axios' Andrew Withershoop and Caitlin Owens report.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 11,143,945 — Total deaths: 527,681 — Total recoveries — 6,004,593Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 2,818,588 — Total deaths: 129,584 — Total recoveries: 883,561 — Total tested: 34,213,497Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona's hot spot reach near capacity.
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Trump extends PPP application deadlineKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive.
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: 31 MLB players test positive as workouts resume.
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.
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In photos: America celebrates July 4 during global pandemic

Photo: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

The U.S. has already celebrated Easter, graduations and so much more during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it can add July 4 to the list.

The state of play: Axios' Stef Kight writes public parades and fireworks displays around much of the country are being canceled to prevent mass gatherings where the virus could spread. Hot-dog contests and concerts will play to empty stands and virtual audiences — all while American pride treads an all-time low.