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Twitter labeled a video posted by President Trump of a black toddler and a white toddler — edited with a fake chyron that read "terrified todler runs from racist baby" — as "manipulated media" on Thursday night.

Why it matters, via Axios' Ina Fried: Although Twitter's label on the tweet is weaker than two other recent moves, it is sure to irk the president, who has already criticized Twitter and issued an executive order seeking to limit the legal shield protecting social media companies.

Where it stands: Trump's tweeted version of the video was removed on Friday in response to a copyright claim. Facebook took the video down from its site as well after "one of the children's parents lodged a copyright claim," per CNN.

After years of failing to take action against Trump's tweets, this is the third time in recent weeks that Twitter has acted against the president's tweets.

  • The first time, the company added a fact-check to a Trump tweet that misstated how California was handling its mail-in voting.
  • A few days later, Twitter both labeled and limited promotion of a tweet regarding the Minnesota protests that the social media site found to be glorifying violence.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Kyle Daly: Twitter seems to be growing more comfortable with checking Trump after years of being criticized for holding him to different standards than other users.

  • That’s despite the company's first move to flag his tweets last month appearing to trigger an executive order aimed at undermining legal protections that social media companies say are vital to their existence.

Details: Facebook separately took down Trump campaign ads Thursday that labeled antifa with a symbol the Nazis used for political dissenters.

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Exclusive: Trump's new wakeup call

Jason Miller talks to reporters at Trump Tower on Nov. 16, 2016. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Besides Fox News and the CIA, President Trump now has another morning briefer, according to Republican sources: Jason Miller, a new top official at Trump's campaign, gives him a fill on what's driving the political day.

Why it matters: Trump, who prizes familiarity, is comfortable with Miller. Aides hope that if Trump is reassured that his team has a plan, he'll be less likely to try to take every element of the campaign into his own hands.

Jun 23, 2020 - Technology

Outdoor brands lead the call for Facebook ad boycott

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Patagonia became the third major outdoor brand to say it was boycotting Facebook and Instagram on Sunday, following similar moves by North Face and REI.

Why it matters: Tension between advertisers and the tech giant has existed for years, but now — as the country faces a reckoning over systemic racism — marketers feel more compelled to take a public stand on filtering hate speech.

Behind Trump's tweet about his forthcoming SCOTUS list

DACA supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Top aides and advisers to President Trump have been urging him to put together a new list of Supreme Court Justices ahead of the November election in an effort to pump up his base and remind them why a Republican needs to remain in the White House, people familiar with the talks tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Discussions among Trump administration officials, Senate Judiciary staff and outside groups ramped up after Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first SCOTUS nominee, delivered the majority decision prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity.