December 17, 2022, 4:00 PM

Top News

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.
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 …
More: Bloomberg
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.

Sponsor Posts

Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
Standard Metrics:
Nail Portfolio Reviews, Board Meetings and LP Reporting  —  You didn't hire that Stanford grad to manage spreadsheets.  Automate VC portfolio reporting and free your talented team up to deliver portfolio insights.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Dial up your sales success with AI Dialer extensions for your help desk  —  This is a guest post by Voiso.  Sales is a numbers game — the more prospects you talk to, the more you'll convert.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 110: How Eric Glyman (CEO, Ramp) Runs One of The Fastest Growing Startups
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 07/19 - The Big CrowdStrike Outage Explained
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:00 PM ET, December 17, 2022.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Mike Florio /

Earlier Picks