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October 29, 2022, 10:20 AM

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Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk says Twitter will form a content moderation council with “widely diverse viewpoints” for making major decisions about content and reinstating accounts  —  Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Elon Musk firing Vijaya Gadde is a loss for free speech as she was the most responsible for Twitter's unmatched record defending “actual” free speech globally  —  Last night, Elon Musk closed his on-again, off-again, on-again deal to buy Twitter, and his very first order of business was to fire a bunch of top executives.
David Gilbert / VICE:
Some users test the limits of Twitter's moderation system following Musk's takeover by using profane slurs, racial epithets, and other forms of hate speech  —  The very first hours of Musk's stewardship of Twitter have been dominated by users relishing their ability to use profane slurs and racial epithets.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
CNBC:
General Motors suspends its paid advertising on Twitter as the car company evaluates the “direction of the platform under their new ownership”  —  A General Motors sign is seen during an event on January 25, 2022 in Lansing, Michigan.  - General Motors will create 4,000 new jobs …
New York Times:
Sources: spotted at Twitter's HQ today on Musk's first full day as owner were former head of product Kayvon Beykpour, David Sacks, and Musk's personal attorney  —  The billionaire began as Twitter's new owner by announcing a content moderation council and meeting employees, as some of the social media service's users celebrated.
Bloomberg:
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John Walker / Kotaku:
Adobe apps will no longer support Pantone-owned colors for free due to a licensing change; users would need an Adobe plug-in costing $15/month to access colors  —  Due to a change in how Adobe licenses Pantone colors, old PSD files could start being filled in black
Washington Post:
A look at the US government's handwringing over TikTok and national security concerns, as China's government seeks to protect its powerful app and algorithms  —  The wildly popular app's link to China has sparked fears over propaganda and privacy.  It's also exposed America's failure to safeguard the web.
Karl Bode / VICE:
A Reddit user provides a detailed look at a decommissioned Netflix cache server with 262TB of storage; such servers are often embedded within major ISP networks  —  A Netflix cache server is getting a second chance at life thanks to Redditors.  —  KB  —  A Redditor says they've managed …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple's stock closes up 7.56%, its best day since April 2020, making it the day's second-best performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, behind Intel  —  - Apple stock rose 7.5% on Friday, a day after it reported September quarter earnings that modestly beat expectations on revenue …

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