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May 31, 2024, 11:10 AM

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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Researchers claim that 2,107 US voters, mostly older, white Republican women, accounted for spreading 80% of the fake news on Twitter during the 2020 election  —  A pair of studies published Thursday in the journal Science offers evidence not only that misinformation on social media changes minds …
Reuters:
Sources: TikTok is working on a clone of its recommendation algorithm for its US users that may result in a version that operates independently of ByteDance  —  TikTok is working on a clone of its recommendation algorithm for its 170 million U.S. users that may result in a version …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to overhaul Siri with more advanced AI, a move that would allow Siri to take command of all the features within apps for the first time  —  - The feature will be at the heart of renewed Apple push into AI  — Idea is to operate features within individual apps using voice
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify creates a refund process for its discontinued Car Thing gadget, as consumers sue claiming Spotify misled them by selling a soon-to-be obsolete product  —  Spotify is facing continued backlash over its decision to discontinue support for Car Thing, its in-car streaming device …
Dan Fitzpatrick / Forbes:
OpenAI unveils ChatGPT Edu, an “affordable” version for universities, including GPT-4o access, custom GPT creation, and higher message limits than the free tier  —  OpenAI has announced ChatGPT Edu.  This will be a specialized version of its AI platform designed specifically for universities.
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
OpenAI disrupted five influence operations in the past three months that accessed its products to covertly manipulate public opinion or shape political outcomes  —  Covert propagandists have already begun using generative artificial intelligence to boost their influence operations.
Forbes:
OpenAI is hiring research engineers to rebuild its robotics team; sources: the company plans to develop tech that robot makers will integrate into their systems  —  After disbanding its efforts to build a general purpose robot in 2020, the AI juggernaut is embarking on a new attempt …
Axios:
US Treasury Department will make IRS' Direct File program permanent starting with the 2025 tax season and invites all states and Washington DC to participate  —  - Treasury announced earlier this month that more than 140,000 people participated in the Direct File pilot program …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
How Meta revamped Facebook's feed to show more posts from outside a person's network of friends and family, in a move to fight TikTok and win back younger users  —  - Feed now features a broader array of posts based on interest  — More young adults are back on Facebook after years of declines
Evgeny Obedkov / Game World Observer:
Sony says PS5 generated $106B in revenue in less than four years vs. PS4's $107B over seven years, PS5 in-game purchases spending up 176% over PS4, and more  —  Sony has published its annual business briefing.  Here are the key takeaways about the performance of the PlayStation business and updates to the company's gaming strategy.

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