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Alas, Elon Musk May Have a Point About Trump's Twitter Ban

Alas, Elon Musk May Have a Point About Trump’s Twitter Ban

From the moment Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter and impose upon it his version of free speech, speculation swirled about whether he would let Donald Trump, the ultimate Twitter scofflaw, return to the platform. Well, the suspense is over. On Tuesday, Musk confirmed what most people suspected, announcing at a FinancialTimes conference …

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The problems with Elon Musk's plan to open source the Twitter algorithm

The problems with Elon Musk’s plan to open source the Twitter algorithm

For example, Melanie Dawes, chief executive of Ofcom, which regulates social media in the UK, has said that social media platforms will have to explain how their code works. And the European Union’s recently passed Digital Services Act, agreed on April 23, will likewise compel platforms to offer transparency over algorithms. In the US, Democratic …

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Elon Musk's Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield

Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield

Elon Musk Secured an agreement on Monday to buy Twitter for about $44 billion and take the company private. In his initial comments about the move, Musk discussed a range of goals from “making the open source algorithms to increase trust” to addressing spambots and “authenticating all humans.” There isn’t more information available yet on …

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