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YouTube is changing to its advertiser policy to take a tougher stance on hateful content, the company said in a blog post.

Why it matters: This is the first update to YouTube's acceptability policies since March, when the brand came under fire for hosting terrorist videos, promoting a boycott from advertisers. YouTube says in the post that after thousands of conversations, advertisers resumed their campaigns, leading creator revenue to "return to a better and more stable state."

The new guidelines: YouTube will crack down harder on: Hateful content, that promotes discrimination or humiliates an individual or group of people based on race, ethnicity, religion, etc.; Inappropriate use of family entertainment characters, that depicts characters engaged in violent, sexual, vile, or otherwise inappropriate behavior, even if done for comedic or satirical purposes; and Incendiary and demeaning content, like video content that uses gratuitously disrespectful language that shames or insults an individual or group.

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World coronavirus updates

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

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it's too early to say whether next month's elections will be postponed after she announced Tuesday four people had tested positive for COVID-19 after no local cases for 102 days.

Zoom in: NZ's most populous city, Auckland, has gone on lockdown for 72 hours and the rest of the country is under lesser restrictions.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 p.m. ET: 20,188,678 — Total deaths: 738,668 — Total recoveries: 12,452,126Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 p.m. ET: 5,138,850 — Total deaths: 164,480 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. States: Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record Florida reports another daily record for deaths.
  4. Health care: Trump administration buys 100 million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season.

Voters cast ballots in Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont

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Primary elections are being held on Tuesday in Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut, Vermont and Wisconsin.

The big picture: Georgia and Wisconsin both struggled to hold primaries during the coronavirus pandemic, but are doing so again — testing their voting systems ahead of the general election. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is facing a strong challenger as she fights for her political career. In Georgia, a Republican primary runoff pits a QAnon supporter against a hardline conservative.