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Recode Daily: After CEOs bail, Trump quits his own business advisory councils

Plus, Twitter, Facebook and Spotify say no to neo-Nazis, ESPN turns your living room into a sports bar, and more eclipsiana.

President Trump inside a limousine leaving Trump Tower in New York
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower on August 16, 2017 in New York City.
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Business leaders bailed on Trump’s advisory councils, so he disbanded them. Add the world’s most powerful CEOs to the list of people the president has alienated in the last few days. Classic Trump, in a tweet: “Thank you all!” [Tony Romm / Recode]

Twitter appears to have suspended the account of the Daily Stormer, joining Facebook, Google and other tech giants in clamping down on the neo-Nazi website after it essentially glorified the violent efforts by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook will take down “any post that promotes or celebrates hate crimes or acts of terrorism,” and promised to make Facebook “a place where everyone can feel safe.” And streaming-music giant Spotify has removed an array of white-supremacist musical acts that had been flagged as racist “hate bands.” Here’s a running list of websites and apps that have banned, blocked, deleted and otherwise dropped white supremacists. [Tony Romm and Kurt Wagner / Recode]

ESPN launched a slick new version of its Apple TV app that lets you watch four screens of live sports at the same time, essentially turning your living room or bedroom into a sports bar. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Two must-reads that will take you inside two very different corporate cultures: Wil S. Hilton burrows into Breitbart, the rage-channeling, presidency-shaping media company at the nerve center of Trump’s America. And former Googler Karen Wickre offers a view of the company’s university-like, value-based, “open-communication culture,” and how Google is handling the recent unprecedented breaches of its intrinsic code now that it has some 75,000 people on the payroll.

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