December 17, 2022, 8:45 PM

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Jasper Ward / Reuters:
Source: Sam Bankman-Fried plans to reverse his decision to contest extradition to the US; legal experts say any trial is likely more than a year away  —  Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to appear in court in the Bahamas on Monday to reverse his decision to contest extradition …
New York Times:
Sources: US prosecutors are seeking information from Democrats and Republicans about donations from SBF and ex-FTX executives Ryan Salame and Nishad Singh  —  Federal prosecutors appear to be focusing on possible wrongdoing by cryptocurrency executives, rather than by Democratic or Republican politicians.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter reactivates some journalists' accounts, after 58.7% of participants in Elon Musk's poll voted to lift the suspension “now” compared to 41.3% “in 7 days”  —  (The journalists did not reveal his real-time location.)  Out of the two poll options, “now” …
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.
Media Matters for America:
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Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
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.
The Guardian:
The UK, Germany, the European Union, and the United Nations raise concerns over Twitter suspending US journalists, which the UN calls a “dangerous precedent”  —  Pressure grows on Elon Musk as EU says social media platform could face sanctions over suspensions
Brian Fung / CNN:

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