This week, global news revolved around the protests in the United States and many other countries. This Sunday Rundown #30 we start our news from there.

Blackout Tuesday

On Tuesday, many companies and social media users shared a black image on their profiles as a sign of support for those protesting across the United States in the battle against racial injustice. The call has transformed in a larger movement, among individuals and companies seeking to respond to the killing of George Floyd and other black Americans at the hands of police. On Monday, 10 Viacom media outlets, including Comedy Central, MTV and CMT, marked the day with an eight-minute-and-46-second screen featuring the words “I Can’t Breathe,” accompanied by the sounds of struggle.

Can brands say anything about racism?

Taught by the past and the many pieces of research that say brands have to follow the discussions their users are having on social media, brands had to find messages that would make them be a part of the whole situation. They will be a part, but they will not be. They will choose a side, but they will not. And they will say something, but they will not do much… A great article by The Atlantic: Brands Have Nothing Real to Say About Racism

Google is being sued for private browsing violations

Another one in the series of lawsuits that Google is facing on a daily bases. This time, the company is facing a class-action lawsuit for allegedly tracking private browsing activity. We all know this is not private browsing, but there you go.. someone had the courage to file a lawsuit in the hopes of making a fat check out of it.

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