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April 30, 2023, 2:00 AM

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Washington Post:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Six months after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, an overview of its alternatives, including Mastodon, Bluesky, and Nostr, and how they might evolve and improve  —  Today is six months since Elon took over Twitter and began this bizarre speedrun of the content moderation learning curve …
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk claims that Twitter plans to let media publishers charge users on a per-article basis, with one click, starting in May 2023  —  Rolling out next month, this platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per article basis with one click. This enables users who would not sign up for a monthly subscription to pay a higher per article price for when they want to read an occasional article.... https://twitter.com/...
BBC:
Wikimedia won't comply with the Online Safety Bill's age checks of its UK readers or contributors, citing the foundation's “commitment to collect minimal data”  —  Wikipedia will not comply with any age checks required under the Online Safety Bill, its foundation says.
Reuters:
Interviews with EU lawmakers and sources reveal how, over just 11 days, MEPs wrote a draft bill on generative AI, a rare example of quick consensus in Brussels  —  As recently as February, generative AI did not feature prominently in EU lawmakers' plans for regulating generative artificial intelligence …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Canva-like web app Designer, which leverages user-created content and OpenAI's text-to-image DALL-E 2 to ideate designs, launches in public preview  —  Microsoft Designer, Microsoft's AI-powered design tool, today launched in public preview with an expanded set of features.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's Enforcement Directorate searched three premises of edtech giant Byju's and its founder Byju Raveendran as part of an anti-money laundering investigation  —  India's crime-fighting agency searched three premises of edtech giant Byju's and its founder Byju Raveendran, it said Saturday …

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