December 16, 2022, 1:55 PM

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Twitter suspends journalists including the New York Times' Ryan Mac and CNN's Donie O'Sullivan; Elon Musk says the “same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists’”  —  Twitter suspended several high-profile journalists Thursday evening who have been covering the company and Elon Musk.
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Elon Musk briefly joined a Twitter Space hosted by a BuzzFeed News tech reporter discussing the latest bans, but left after journalists asked him questions  —  The embattled Twitter CEO briefly appeared in the Twitter Space hosted by BuzzFeed News tech reporter Katie Notopoulos.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter suspends Mastodon's account and bans Mastodon links, calling them “harmful” and “malware”, after Mastodon tweeted a jet tracking account on its service  —  A day after Twitter crafted a new policy to explain its decision to ban an account that tracks Elon Musk's private jet, the fallout continues.
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Twitter disables Spaces, after Elon Musk abruptly left a Spaces chat with journalists suspended from the site; Musk says the company is “fixing a legacy bug”  —  Twitter has apparently pulled its Spaces group audio feature, at least temporarily, after Elon Musk joined …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Mazars, the auditor that worked on proof-of-reserves reports for Binance,, and others, pauses work with crypto clients and deletes Binance's report  —  Mazars has deleted Binance's proof-of-reserves assessment, which found its bitcoin reserves were overcollateralized.
Amir Shevat / TechCrunch:
Former product head of Twitter's developer platform details the plans, like custom timelines, that Twitter abandoned post-acquisition, breaking developer trust  —  Twitter is where the world shares its opinions and aspirations; it's where brands, celebrities, and politicians interact with people, live and in the open.
Kaya Yurieff / The Information:
New York-based Howl, which runs a marketplace facilitating cooperation between creators and retailers, raised a $27M Series A led by Highland Capital Partners  —  As our Creator Economy Database shows, influencer marketing is a crowded field.  The two-year old startup Howl hopes to stand …
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Singapore-based crypto trading and lending service Amber Group raised a $300M Series C led by Fenbushi, at less than its $3B valuation from February 2022  —  Embattled crypto firm Amber Group has raised $300 million mainly for customers who lost money on the platform's products due to FTX's implosion …
Stephen Totilo / Axios:
US lawmakers press top game companies about how they assess and mitigate risks of extremist behavior, citing an ADL study on rising extremism in online gaming  —  - “We are writing to better understand the processes you have in place to handle player reports of harassment and extremism encounters …

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