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Instagram is walking back its changes for now — Adam Mosseri explains why

Instagram head Adam Mosseri explains why Instagram is pausing its full-screen design and some recommended content. Instagram will walk back some...

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Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram

Meta asked the Oversight Board to review how it handles removal of misinformation around COVID-19. Meta global affairs leader Nick Clegg explains...

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Why BeReal is breaking out

BeReal is having a breakout moment, with the social networking app blowing up on TikTok and through memes on Twitter. It sends a daily notification...

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Why Medium failed

Ev Williams is stepping down as Medium’s CEO after a decade of changing directions for the blogging platform. Few tech CEOs can claim to have...

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Why social networks won’t stop pushing NFTs

Twitter, Meta, and Reddit rolled out NFT avatars right as the crypto market was crashing. Is it bad timing, or a sign they believe NFTs will explode...

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Elon Musk’s plan is to run Twitter off the top of his head

After a long-awaited Q&A between Elon Musk and Twitter staff, Twitter employees say they’re skeptical about the future of the company under...

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How DALL-E could power a creative revolution

Here’s what it’s like to use OpenAI’s amazing text-to-image AI tool Dall-E, with examples of the kinds of images it can spit out. Disclaimer:...

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Uvalde shows why online threats need to be taken more seriously

The Uvalde shooter was repeatedly reported for making threats online, without repercussion, showing the shortcomings and necessity for better...

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Why the company behind Pokémon Go is getting crypto-curious

Niantic CEO John Hanke hints at the Pokémon Go company’s early explorations into incorporating blockchain technologies, and possibly NFTs, into...

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Why Elon Musk should read Facebook’s latest transparency report

Facebook’s quarterly community standards enforcement report is a revealing document, if you actually want to understand the business of regulating...

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How Facebook undercut the Oversight Board

After asking the Oversight Board to weigh in, Meta changed its mind — and asked board members to say nothing at all about Russia and Ukraine. Today...

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Meta, TikTok and YouTube may finally have to start sharing data with researchers

On Wednesday, Congress was treated to the unfamiliar spectacle of highly intelligent people talking about platform regulation. The hearing:...

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What Twitter employees are saying about Elon Musk

Elon Musk bought Twitter today for a purchase price of $54.20 a share, in the name of "free speech" — while Twitter employees took to...

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Obama’s plans to fight disinformation are better than most

Barack Obama has begun drawing attention to disinformation reform, delivering an hourlong keynote address at Stanford University titled...

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How Elon Musk got everything he wanted out of Twitter

Elon Musk’s revolving-door trip through Twitter’s boardroom raises two obvious but so far unanswerable questions: what changed? And what happens...

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What Elon Musk could mean for Twitter

To say the relationship between the Tesla CEO and the social network is changing rapidly is an understatement. Musk’s surprise stake in Twitter has...

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Three ways the European Union might ruin WhatsApp

End-to-end encryption has become WhatsApp’s signature project under Will Cathcart, and the Digital Markets Act might threaten that — among other...

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There’s something off about ApeCoin

One of the most famous web3 projects is the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a collection of whimsical NFTs created by a company called Yuga Labs. It...

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The vibe shift in Silicon Valley

Shifts in power in Silicon Valley mean new stories need telling — here’s a guide to what feels dated and what feels fresh in 2022. Last month,...

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What platforms know — but don’t tell us — about the war on Ukraine

Brandon Silverman, co-founder and CEO of CrowdTangle, knows more about how stories spread than almost anyone. He has thoughts about Facebook,...

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The internet is a force multiplier for Ukraine

It has been striking, watching the horrific invasion of Ukraine that Vladimir Putin’s Russia began on Thursday, the degree to which social networks...

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Why Trump’s Truth Social may not survive the hype

Truth Social, a conservative social network, has launched — but aside from President Trump’s endorsement, it looks awfully like the earlier...

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Why you can’t rebuild Wikipedia with crypto

Web3 Is Going Just Great is a two-month old website that chronicles the latest crises in NFTs, DAOs, and everything else happening in crypto. We...

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The man who got fired by his DAO

Brantly Millegan was fired by the Ethereum Name Service over an old homophobic tweet — after the members of its DAO used their votes to show their...

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Why gamers hate crypto, and music fans don’t

Hostility toward crypto and NFTs in the gaming community tends to be overwhelming, with companies like EA and Riot Games having to watch their step....

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Three things Web3 should fix in 2022

Over 138 meticulously researched minutes, Olson traces the history of the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin and Ethereum, the rise of NFTs and DAOs, and...

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How Twitter could take NFTs mainstream

Twitter has begun letting some people use non-fungible tokens as their profile pictures. Is this the push that will take NFTs mainstream? Are you a...

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Meta’s real antitrust problems are only beginning

After more than five years of lawmakers and regulators decrying the size and influence of Facebook, an FTC inquiry into Meta’s VR ambitions will...

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