The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.9.2016

Trump readies Clinton attack lines; Facebook hires CollegeHumor cofounder; New head of media operations at Twitter; Sponsors take sides on Sharapova suspension; Airbnb has its hands full with Share Better campaign.

Trump readies Clinton attack lines; Republicans fret
Donald Trump is preparing a speech set for next week focused on scandals real and perceived involving the Clintons throughout the years, according to Politico. However, some Republicans are worried the attacks will be seen as old news and not have much of an impact on the presumptive Democratic nominee. Endorsements of Clinton by President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren are said to be imminent. Obama, set to meet with Bernie Sanders today, is also embracing his role as intra-party peacemaker, telling The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon that the longer-than-expected Democratic primary was "healthy," and that Sanders made Clinton "a better candidate." However, insiders tell Reuters that Clinton can't take Sanders' supporters for granted.

CollegeHumor cofounder to join Facebook in media-focused role
Facebook is bringing on Ricky Van Veen, cofounder of CollegeHumor, as head of global creative strategy, a role that will encompass encouraging media outlets to create more content specifically for the social network. Van Veen and the other cofounders of CollegeHumor sold the site to IAC a decade ago.

More executive changes at Twitter; cofounder’s account hacked
Twitter has named Ross Hoffman as its VP of global media, making him the third person to hold that position in the past six months, according to Recode. Head of product Jeff Seibert moved to another role at the company this week, and its leaders of business development and media and commerce left last month. Cofounder and former CEO Evan Williams’ account appeared to have been hacked on Wednesday by the group OurMine, a day after hackers embarrassed the NFL by tweeting from its official account that commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

Nike to stand by Maria Sharapova
Despite the International Tennis Federation banning her for two years on Wednesday for failing a drug test, Nike said it will stand by the embattled tennis star. Water brand Evian and racket-maker Head are also sticking with Sharapova, though other sponsors such as Porsche and Tag Heuer were less supportive after the failed test became public in March. Avon said Wednesday that it will not renew its contract with Sharapova as the face of its Luck fragrance, saying the deal was only a limited engagement.

Airbnb faces off with Share Better
Amid accusations that Airbnb hosts discriminate against potential guests based on their race, a spokesperson for the company told The Hill that it’s "unfortunate that the hotel lobbyists continue to mislead people about Airbnb." The Share Better campaign is airing ads in six markets, including the three biggest in the country, as well as using social media to highlight what it calls rampant discrimination on the platform against black users. 

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