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Twitter plans shareholder vote on Elon Musk sale
Elon Musk's lawyers have warned Twitter that he might walk away from the acquisition if the company fails to provide the data he seeks on spam and fake accounts.
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A US-based paediatrician has been fighting medical misinformation about monkeypox on social media.
Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal over fake accounts
The billionaire’s lawyers accuse Twitter of breaching its obligations by withholding data on its spam and fake accounts.
Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook parent Meta after 14 years
Her departure marks the end of an era for the social media giant. Javier Olivan will take over as chief operating officer.
I listened to 7,500 independent artists for the Reddit Grammy Awards
Looking for a way to post her own music, this Redditor ended up setting herself a colossal music listening task.
Twitter investors sue Elon Musk for stock 'manipulation'
The investors allege Elon Musk's complaints about “bots” were part of a scheme to negotiate a better price or pull out of the deal.
Albanian man arrested for inciting terrorism on social media
The suspect allegedly used fake online profiles to call for attacks on state institutions.
Clearview AI ordered to delete all UK facial recognition data
The UK is the fourth European country to issue such an order against the controversial facial recognition company.
How Reddit supported a Ukrainian artist making pet portraits
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Should parents be worried about a new self-harm Tik Tok 'challenge'?
The Labello Challenge has caused a wave of panic in France as parents fear their children may be exposed to the supposedly self-harm encouraging trend.
Twitter unveils new policy to combat Ukraine war misinformation
False, viral tweets will no longer be amplified or recommended to users.
Musk may seek lower price for Twitter over platform's fake accounts
The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder has put his $44 billion (€42.05 billion) deal to buy Twitter on hold over the issue of fake accounts.
Social media platforms under pressure over Buffalo shooting livestream
The European Commission is currently developing new regulations that will force companies to better moderate content.
Elon Musk says Twitter takeover bid now on hold due to fake accounts
Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted that his plans to buy the social media platform were on pause over reports about the number of bots and fake accounts.
Elon Musk and EU ‘of the same mind’ on new social media rules
The Tesla boss told European officials he backed the EU's DSA regulations ahead of his planned buyout of social platform Twitter.
Elon Musk’s wealthy friends try to rescue his Twitter bid
Elon Musk says he wants Twitter to become a beacon of free speech but his supporters and investors include a Saudi Prince and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.
Bill Gates voices concerns over Elon Musk’s future Twitter plans
The billionaire says he has reservations about Musk’s motive for buying Twitter, due to social media platforms' role in spreading misinformation.
Kremlin-backed media are evading EU ban on content, says report
The Disinformation Situation Center says Russian state broadcasters are still able to disseminate materials to EU users on social media.
Musk eyes 'slight' Twitter fee for commercial and government users
"Some revenue is better than none!" Elon Musk wrote in a tweet.
The digitsation of spirituality: Can social media promote goodness?
"People today are not only hungry for connection, we need it to heal," says Dr Darren Weissman, a popular figure in American spiritual thought and daily user of this new platform.
Musk seeks to put in less money in new Twitter deal financing: sources
The billionaire CEO of Tesla is reportedly in talks with large investment firms about taking on more financing for his acquisition of Twitter, to tie up less of his own wealth.
Good News: plant food boom and social media's positive side effect
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Elon Musk sold $4 billion in Tesla shares after agreeing Twitter deal
The world's richest man says "no further" sales planned after offloading portion of shares in electric vehicle maker.
Musk’s Twitter: A platform for free speech or extremist hate?
Experts fear Elon Musks’ vision for free speech on Twitter will increase hate speech but others argue it may convince those with extremist views to come around.
Twitter reports rise in users amid Elon Musk takeover bid
Twitter’s overall revenue and advertising sales fell short of analyst estimates, due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.