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December 16, 2022, 5:15 PM

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NBC News:
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
By using flimsy, absurd excuses for banning journalists' Twitter accounts, Elon Musk and his buddies show themselves to be hypocrites with no principles  —  Look, I fucking warned Elon that this is exactly how it would go.  It's how it always goes.  —  Remember Parler?
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 …
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.
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Mazars, the auditor that worked on proof-of-reserves reports for Binance, Crypto.com, 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.
Semafor:
Sources: the MD of Elon Musk's family office is seeking new equity investors for Twitter, offering shares of Twitter at $54.20, the same price that Musk paid  —  The managing director of Elon Musk's family office is seeking new equity investors for Twitter as users revolt, advertisers flee …
9to5Mac:
Apple, Google, and Mozilla are collaborating on the development of Speedometer 3, a browser benchmark that measures responsiveness  —  Speedometer is a browser benchmark that measures responsiveness by simulating user interactions on demo web applications.  Introduced by Apple's WebKit team …
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.
Meg Shen / Reuters:
Foxconn's Xingwei agrees to sell its entire stake in embattled Chinese chip conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup for ~$771.79M  —  Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics maker, said on Friday its subsidiary in China has agreed to sell entire equity stake in embattled Chinese chip conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup.
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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 …

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