December 17, 2022, 4:05 PM

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Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter begins reactivating some journalists' accounts, after 58.7% of participants in Elon Musk's poll voted to lift the suspension “now”, beating “in 7 days”  —  (The journalists did not reveal his real-time location.)  Out of the two poll options, “now” …
Media Matters for America:
On December 16, Twitter reinstated at least 12 far-right accounts including election misinformation celeb Mike Lindell and popular QAnon fans like Patrick Byrne  —  Among the reinstated accounts are far-right media and other figures, election and vaccine misinformers, and a white nationalist
The Guardian:
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Brian Fung / CNN:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
New York Times:
Meta Executive Advisor and former Oculus CTO John Carmack leaves the company after more than eight years, saying Meta is operating at “half the effectiveness”  —  John Carmack, who was chief technology officer of Oculus, which Meta bought, is departing the company.
Laura Preston / n+1:
An employee who worked as one of ~60 fallbacks for a real estate AI chatbot for $25/hour details the experience of pretending to be a bot pretending to be human  —  THE RECRUITER WAS A CHIPPER WOMAN with a master's degree in English.  Previously she had worked as an independent bookseller.

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