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December 19, 2022, 3:20 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Twitter says it will remove tweets and accounts promoting their presence on Facebook, Mastodon, and more; Elon Musk compares the policy to a “no spam rule”  —  Twitter will no longer allow users to promote their presence on certain social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram …
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Washington Post:
Elon Musk says Twitter polls will decide “major policy changes” and launches a poll asking, “Should I step down as head of Twitter?”; “Yes” leads by over 10%  —  After a new policy prompted a backlash, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said future policies would be determined by polls.
Brian Fung / CNN:
Twitter deletes @TwitterSafety's thread and a webpage detailing its new policy to prevent accounts from promoting other social media platforms  —  Twitter deleted its controversial new policy on Sunday evening that had banned links to certain other social media platforms, less than 24 hours after the policy's initial introduction.
@twittersafety:
After Elon Musk said polls will decide major new policies, @TwitterSafety posts a poll on whether accounts primarily promoting other platforms should be allowed  —  Should we have a policy preventing the creation of or use of existing accounts for the main purpose of advertising other social media platforms?
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a Mac Pro with an M2 Ultra but cancelled the M2 “Extreme” with double the compute power; the Mac Pro could be produced in Vietnam  —  The new high-end Mac Pro with Apple silicon is behind schedule, and you can blame changes to the company's chip and manufacturing plans.
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 …
Bryce Elder / Financial Times:
Douyin has become China's fourth biggest e-commerce company by GMV, as short videos prove ideal bait for long ads by delivering higher purchase conversion rates  —  Understanding the appeal of adverts for adverts  —  Once again, very serious people are talking very seriously about the geopolitical threat posed by dance skits.
Amy Harmon / New York Times:
A profile of iNaturalist, a not-for-profit social network with an ML algorithm to help users identify 70K plants and animals, driving cooperation and consensus  —  A not-for-profit initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society, iNaturalist says it aims …

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