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Recode Daily: After Charlottesville, CEOs bail on Trump and Google takes on neo-Nazis

Plus: Benchmark v. Uber (again); new Pandora CEO; eclipse prep.

People gather in downtown Chicago to protest the alt-right movement and to mourn the victims of Saturday’s violent rally in Charlottesville, Va.
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Google is the latest tech company to take action against neo-Nazis. The search giant canceled the domain registration of white supremacist site The Daily Stormer, hours after it was booted from web hosting service GoDaddy. Both Google and GoDaddy cited violations of terms of service after The Daily Stormer published articles mocking the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday when a car plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made a public statement about the culture clash; Facebook and Twitter said they are not updating their respective user guidelines and safety policies, but Facebook is deleting hateful posts related to Charlottesville. Meanwhile, James Damore, the fired Google engineer behind last week’s so-called “manifesto,” has been defending himself on a media tour, and sidestepped questions about his ties to the alt-right movement.

Three CEOs quit President Trumps American Manufacturing Council yesterday in a rebuke to Trump’s wishy-washy initial response to the weekend’s violent neo-Nazi and white supremacist rallies. First, Merck CEO Ken Frazier said he would stop working on one of Trump’s advisory groups; later yesterday, Kevin Plank, the leader of Under Armour, and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, followed suit. Here’s a roundup of the corporate leaders who have left, and those who continue to advise the White House. [Tony Romm / Recode]

VC firm Benchmark sent a letter to Uber employees explaining its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, emphasizing that Kalanick had been warned about a suit if he didn’t stop meddling in the search for his replacement. And Kalanick has hired a new set of lawyers who are seeking to move the Benchmark lawsuit to arbitration instead of a courtroom. Bookmark this continually updated Recode story stream if you want to keep up. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Pandora named Sling TV’s founding CEO Roger Lynch as its new CEO and president; Naveen Chopra, who was serving as interim CEO, will continue as CFO. [Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg]

Despite fears of a mass sell-off, Snap stock jumped more than 6 percent yesterday — the first day employees were finally allowed to sell their shares since the company went public in early March. [Kurt Wagner and Rani Molla / Recode]

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