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Elon Musk's Twitter Plans Would Mean Less Free Speech for Many

Elon Musk’s Twitter Plans Would Mean Less Free Speech for Many

In March 2021, a Turkish court ordered the news site Diken to remove a critical story about an ally of the country’s president, Recep Tayip Erdogan. Yaman Akdeniz, a Turkish lawyer and digital rights activist, posted tweeted urging his followers to read the story before the decision went into effect. Then the court ruled that …

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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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