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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Australian PM lambasts Musk for refusing to censor knife attack video

    Australian PM lambasts Musk for refusing to censor knife attack video Elon Musk’s social network X has been hit with an interim injunction by an Australian court to remove footage of a stabbing attack, prompting a furious response from the owner who accused the government of censorship. In a...
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    xAI valued at R337 billion in possible investment offer

    xAI valued at R337 billion in possible investment offer Elon Musk’s fledgling AI startup X.AI Corp. is looking to raise $3 billion to $4 billion (R56.22 billion to R74.95 billion) in a deal that would value the company at $18 billion (R337.32 billion), according to materials sent to investors...
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    X gets third new safety head under Musk

    X gets third new safety head under Musk X, the social platform formerly known as Twitter, appointed a new head of safety to oversee content policies and rules amid changes to the platform that have raised concerns among advertisers. The company promoted an internal employee, Kylie McRoberts...
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    X testing groups for adult-only content

    X testing groups for adult-only content X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, is testing a feature that lets users create or join communities focused on “adult content” or other “not safe for work” material. Users who create a community within the app can specify in the settings...
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    X drops Don Lemon show partnership

    X drops Don Lemon show partnership Elon Musk’s X abruptly cancelled a planned partnership with CNN veteran Don Lemon after the broadcaster interviewed him on Friday for the premiere episode of a new show. Lemon said he was informed of the decision hours after he conducted the interview, which...
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    Social media sites struggle to stop sharing of video showing US Air Force member setting himself on fire

    Social media sites struggle to stop sharing of video showing US Air Force member setting himself on fire The video recording of a US Air Force member who set himself on fire outside of the Israeli embassy in Washington over the weekend has continued to spread on social media platforms despite...
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    Twitter Africa staff reach deal with X a year after retrenchment

    Twitter Africa staff reach deal with X a year after retrenchment The company formerly known as Twitter reached an agreement with laid-off staff from its only African office following about a year of negotiations. The affected employees in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, were fired in November...
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    X launching new ad-targeting features in challenge to YouTube

    X launching new ad-targeting features in challenge to YouTube Elon Musk’s X is adding new advertiser targeting features to better entice video creators and compete against YouTube. X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, will let advertisers run ads before videos from creators of...
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    X will feature weekly WWE show

    X will feature weekly WWE show Elon Musk’s X is partnering with World Wrestling Entertainment to launch a new weekly series, part of an expansion into highly produced video content. Beginning in the spring, WWE will produce a series called WWE Speed, which will be distributed first on X...
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    Twitter co-founder's new social network launched to all users

    Twitter co-founder's new social network launched to all users Bluesky, the decentralised social network that was hatched by former Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey, is expanding its app to all interested users, abandoning an invite-only system that the service used to help regulate...
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    Taylor Swift queries re-enabled on X after surge in explicit deepfakes

    Taylor Swift queries re-enabled on X after surge in explicit deepfakes Elon Musk’s X has reactivated the ability to search its social network for musician Taylor Swift, after disabling queries for her name in response to a flood of explicit deepfake images. “Search has been re-enabled and we...
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    X getting new office with 100 full-time content moderators

    X getting new office with 100 full-time content moderators Elon Musk’s X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is planning to build a new “Trust and Safety centre of excellence” in Austin, Texas, to help enforce its content and safety rules. The company aims to hire 100 full-time content...
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    X getting more online video shows

    X getting more online video shows X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, announced a slate of new video shows, including a partnership with former CNN anchor Don Lemon. Lemon will host a 30-minute show on X called “The Don Lemon Show,” airing three times a week “exclusively...
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    Hacked SEC X account posts Bitcoin ETF has been approved

    Hacked SEC X account posts Bitcoin ETF has been approved A highly anticipated decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission on whether to approve a spot-Bitcoin exchange-traded fund quickly morphed into a major cybersecurity incident on Tuesday. The SEC’s X account was compromised and...
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    X's value plummets further

    X's value plummets further Elon Musk’s X is now worth less than a third of the price the billionaire paid for the former Twitter Inc., according to Axios citing disclosures by Fidelity, which helped him complete the $44 billion purchase. Fidelity cut by a further 11% the value of its holding...
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    X fails to block California law that forces social media companies to share content moderation policies

    X fails to block California law that forces social media companies to share content moderation policies Elon Musk’s X Corp. lost its effort in court to block a California law that seeks to control toxic posts on social media by requiring companies to disclose their content-moderation policies...
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    User vote gets Alex Jones's X account unblocked after 5-year ban

    User vote gets Alex Jones's X account unblocked after 5-year ban Elon Musk restored the account of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on X after users voted for the reinstatement five years after a ban. Jones and Musk joined an X audio stream late Sunday for a meandering conversation...
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    X CEO expresses support for Musk after telling boycotting advertisers to "go f**k yourselves"

    X CEO expresses support for Musk after telling boycotting advertisers to "go f**k yourselves" X chief executive officer Linda Yaccarino, who oversees the social network’s relationships with advertisers, sent a memo to employees signaling her support of owner Elon Musk after his incendiary...
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    xAI soft-launching first product on Saturday

    xAI soft-launching first product on Saturday Elon Musk said in a post on his X social platform that the xAI project will release its first artificial intelligence product to a “select group” on Saturday, 4 November 2023. “In some important respects, it is the best that currently exists,” he...
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    Twitter/X gets new subscription tiers — from R54 to R289

    Twitter/X gets new subscription tiers — from R54 to R289 Elon Musk’s X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, began offering two new subscription tiers for users on Friday in an attempt to shore up revenue at the social media company. In South Africa, users can pay R54.37 a month or R652.44...
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