Preliminary findings from a UN-led inquiry have determined that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "planned and perpetrated by" Saudi officials or individuals acting on their behalf, and that Saudi Arabia “seriously curtailed and undermined” Turkey’s efforts to investigate the killing.

Jamal Khashoggi. Photo: Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The big picture: The CIA reportedly determined in November that the killing was carried out at the behest of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, though both President Trump and the Saudi government have disputed those findings. The deadline for the Trump administration to decide whether to sanction those responsible for Khashoggi's murder is Friday. Meanwhile, the Saudi government is bringing 11 alleged suspects to trial, but the UN has expressed “major concerns” about whether the trial will be fair or transparent.

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Facebook boycott organizers share details on their Zuckerberg meeting

Facebook is in the midst of the largest ad boycott in its history, with nearly 1,000 brands having stopped paid advertising in July because they feel Facebook hasn't done enough to remove hate speech from its namesake app and Instagram.

Axios Re:Cap spoke with the boycott's four main organizers, who met on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives, to learn why they organized the boycott, what they took from the meeting, and what comes next.

Boycott organizers slam Facebook following tense virtual meeting

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Civil rights leaders blasted Facebook's top executives shortly after speaking with them on Tuesday, saying that the tech giant's leaders "failed to meet the moment" and were "more interested in having a dialogue than producing outcomes."

Why it matters: The likely fallout from the meeting is that the growing boycott of Facebook's advertising platform, which has reached nearly 1000 companies in less than a month, will extend longer than previously anticipated, deepening Facebook's public relations nightmare.

Steve Scalise PAC invites donors to fundraiser at Disney World

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s PAC is inviting lobbyists to attend a four-day “Summer Meeting” at Disney World's Polynesian Village in Florida, all but daring donors to swallow their concern about coronavirus and contribute $10,000 to his leadership PAC.

Why it matters: Scalise appears to be the first House lawmakers to host an in-person destination fundraiser since the severity of pandemic became clear. The invite for the “Summer Meeting” for the Scalise Leadership Fund, obtained by Axios, makes no mention of COVID-19.