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December 3, 2022, 12:35 PM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Matt Taibbi posts internal Twitter documents showing the company's 2020 debate over the handling of content related to NY Post's Hunter Biden laptop story  —  The new disclosures, touted as “The Twitter Files,” were posted in a lengthy Twitter thread by investigative reporter and author Matt Taibbi (and retweeted by Musk).
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Elon Musk thinks the “Twitter Files” show that Twitter staff nefariously helped Joe Biden, but all they show is a team debating a difficult moderation decision  —  Free-speech crusader Elon Musk isn't happy with Twitter's years-old decision to suppress a news story …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Apple's efforts to reduce dependence on Foxconn; sources: Apple wants other suppliers in China, Vietnam, and India to actively plan product assembly  —  Burned by Covid lockdowns and worker protests at Foxconn plants, the iPhone maker is looking to diversify the supply chain that has powered its growth
New York Times:
Sources: Twitter's US ad revenue was 80% below internal expectations for the week of the World Cup's Nov. 20 start, as Twitter keeps missing weekly ad targets  —  Under Elon Musk, the company has cut its financial expectations as some advertisers request discounts and are offered incentives.
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
Twitter reinstated the account of Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi who founded the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer, after originally banning him in 2013  —  Andrew Anglin spent his first day back on Twitter defending Ye's antisemitic rants.  —  Andrew Anglin ― …
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Financial Times:
Sources: Winklevoss twins' Gemini crypto exchange is trying to recover $900M owed to it by Genesis Global and Genesis' parent company Digital Currency Group  —  New York-based Gemini is trying to recover funds after FTX failure plunged market into turmoil  —  Digital asset trading group Genesis …
Samriddhi Sakunia / Rest of World:
A look at the use of WhatsApp in Indian state Gujarat's elections, as political parties deploy thousands of “digital warriors” to spam the “people's feed”  —  10,000 volunteers, 50,000 WhatsApp groups, and the intense fight to “control people's feed” in Gujarat.
New York Times:
China is using phone trackers and other tools to track protestors, the first time mass surveillance has been directed at middle-class people in affluent cities  —  After a weekend of protests, the authorities in China are using the country's all-seeing surveillance apparatus to find those bold enough to defy them.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google says it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app  —  Google said today it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app — RCS stands for Rich Communication Services.  The company noted that it will be rolling …

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