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December 12, 2022, 12:50 AM

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Twitter:
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Bloomberg:
Elon Musk tweets an excerpt of Yoel Roth's doctoral dissertation and baselessly suggests the former Twitter executive is an advocate for child sexualization  —  Elon Musk posted tweets including an excerpt of Yoel Roth's doctoral dissertation Saturday that suggested the former Twitter executive …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Experts warn chatbots like ChatGPT and LaMDA pose a “hallucination” problem, reshaping what they have learned without regard for whether the end result is true  —  Siri, Google Search, online marketing and your child's homework will never be the same.  Then there's the misinformation problem.
Washington Post:
Some early-adopters are using ChatGPT, GPT-3, and other text generators to write business emails, understand class material, find creative inspiration, and more  —  The latest AI sensation, ChatGPT, is easy to talk to, bad at math and often deceptively, confidently wrong.
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Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
With the “Twitter Files”, Elon Musk has become an egregious example of what he wanted to expose: managers leveraging their social platforms for partisan ends  —  But it is actually a tool of progressive power.  While you were hypnotized by viral memes, a cabal …
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Dara Kerr / The Markup:
Uber's slow response to law enforcement requests and a complex data request process leave drivers vulnerable to repeated attacks by riders using fake accounts  —  An investigation by The Markup found that Uber is slow to respond to law enforcement requests, leaving drivers vulnerable to repeated attacks
New York Times:
The FTC faces hurdles in blocking Microsoft's Activision deal, as courts are skeptical of vertical merger challenges where two companies don't compete directly  —  Ms. Khan, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission, has staked an ambitious trustbusting agenda on a case that may be difficult to win.

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