Facebook investing $100M in journalism, 2020 is the year of Mario

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This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Facebook on Monday said it would invest $100 million in the news industry, as outlets across the globe scrambled to cover the coronavirus outbreak. It'll give 25 million in grant funding to local news organizations in the US and Canada. Through it's journalism project while 75 million will be spent on the social network's own marketing push. Quote, if people needed more proof that local journalism is a vital public service, they're getting it now, Facebook said in it's release. Nintendo reportedly planned a Super Mario 35th anniversary event for E3 in June. But due to the events cancellation, the company is readjusting its plans according to a report from Eurogamer and VGC. On Monday, Nintendo was set to release multiple remastered or updated versions of older Mario games, including Super Mario 64 Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. There was also a rumored new entry in the Paper Mario franchise. [MUSIC] And finally, government officials are reportedly using phone location data to track movements of Americans during the corona virus pandemic. In an attempt to understand the spread of the virus and plan a response. The CDC along with state and local officials are receiving reports about the presence and movement of people in certain areas. Geographic interest based on phone data, which has been stripped of personally identifiable information, all this according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. You can stay up to date with the latest, visiting CNET [MUSIC]

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