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November 19, 2022, 12:35 AM

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Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
[Thread] Elon Musk says a “new Twitter policy” will deboost and demonetize “negative/hate tweets” and reinstates Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and Babylon Bee  —  New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.
Yoel Roth / New York Times:
Twitter's ex-head of Trust & Safety on why he resigned: a Twitter whose policies are defined by unilateral edict has little need for a trust and safety function  —  Earlier this month, I chose to leave my position leading trust and safety at Elon Musk's Twitter.
New York Times:
Sources: some internal estimates show 1,200+ full-time Twitter employees resigned on November 17; Twitter previously laid off ~3,700 of 7,500 staff  —  Mr. Musk sent emails on Friday asking to learn about Twitter's underlying technology as key infrastructure teams have been decimated.
AJ McDougall / The Daily Beast:
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: $300M of FTX's $420M raise in October 2021 went to Sam Bankman-Fried in a share sale he said was partial reimbursement for buying out Binance's stake  —  Cryptocurrency-exchange founder told investors last year that the share sale was partial reimbursement of money he'd spent to buy out rival Binance's stake
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Meta AI and Papers with Code pull Galactica three days after launch, amid criticism the large language model for generating scientific text asserts falsehoods  —  Galactica was supposed to help scientists.  Instead, it mindlessly spat out biased and incorrect nonsense.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Pickle Robot Company, which makes robots for unloading trucks at warehouses, has raised a $26M Series A led by Ranpak, JS Capital, Soros Capital, and others  —  Fulfillment has arguably been the hottest robotics category over the past two years, as companies have looked to stay competitive with Amazon …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
A court filing from Epic's lawsuit shows Google allegedly agreed to pay ~$360M over three years to keep Activision Blizzard from launching its own app store  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google has struck at least 24 deals with big app developers to stop them from competing with its Play Store …
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Parallel Domain, which is building a data-generation platform for autonomy companies, has raised a $30M Series B led by March Capital  —  Achieving autonomous driving safely requires near endless hours of training software on every situation that could possibly arise before putting a vehicle on the road.

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