Twitter employees battling misinformation among latest layoffs

Cuts at Twitter under Elon Musk’s ownership aren’t over just yet, with employees responsible for global content moderation as well as those in the hate speech and harassment units among the latest layoffs, Bloomberg reported.  At least a dozen cuts were made Friday night, affecting employees in the social media company’s Dublin and Singapore offices. Among those laid off were workers who...

Amazon workers joke about Jeff Bezos comeback amid Andy Jassy layoffs

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How chat bots can actually detect Alzheimer’s disease

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Social media giants can look forward to more government regulation in the new year. TikTok and other tech companies were in the crosshairs of Congress last year, and according to Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), that’s expected to continue in 2023. Gallagher compared TikTok to “digital fentanyl” on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, adding that...
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