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In this courtroom sketch, Elon Musk appears in federal court in San Francisco.

Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

The tweets resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators and a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors.

 | AP

Bryan Kohberger, left, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts

The newly uncovered social media posts, which Scripps News has not independently verified, shed light on Bryan Kohberger's desensitized past.

 | Adi Guajardo

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk drama shifts from Twitter to Tesla

The case is based on Musk's 2018 tweets about possibly taking Tesla private — prompting a $14B swing in stock fortune over a 10-day period.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Online creative community shares why it's difficult to leave Twitter

After Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and the mass exodus that followed, many users are wondering if they should leave the platform.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

Seattle Public Schools blames social media for worsening mental health and behavioral disorders in students, making it more difficult to teach them.

 | AP

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Twitter Says It Will Relax Ban On Political Advertising

The move represents a break from a 2019 policy, which banned ads by candidates, political parties or elected or appointed government officials.

 | AP

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10 TikTok Food Trends That Took Over Our Kitchens In 2022

Breaking down 2022's most enticing, intriguing and perhaps questionable food-related videos.

 | Tricia Goss

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What Is The 12-3-30 Workout? The Routine Is Gaining A Following

If you've seen before-and-after shots with the hashtag #12330 on social media, they're doing this workout.

 | Emily O'Brien

Two people place flowers at a growing memorial in front of a campus entrance sign for the University of Idaho.

University Of Idaho Professor Sues TikTok Psychic Over Murder Claims

The lawsuit claims Ashley Guillard told her 100K TikTok followers baseless claims that professor Rebecca Scofield was involved in four recent murders.

 | Scripps News Staff

Twitter CEO Elon Musk

Musk Says He'll Be Twitter CEO Until A Replacement Is Found

Elon Musk's announcement came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in an unscientific poll the billionaire himself created.

 | AP

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EU Accuses Meta Of Antitrust Breaches With Classified Ads

The European Union's executive commission took issue with the tech company tying its online classified ad business, Facebook Marketplace, to Facebook.

 | AP

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter Poll Closes With Users Voting For Musk's Exit As Chief

There was no immediate announcement from Twitter, or Musk, about whether he would step down, though Musk said that he would abide by the results.

 | AP

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Musk Polls Twitter Users About Whether He Should Step Down

Elon Musk also promised not to make any more major policy changes without an online survey of users.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Twitter Bans Linking To Facebook, Instagram, Other Rivals

The banned platforms include mainstream websites such as Facebook and Instagram, and upstart rivals Mastodon, Tribel, Nostr, Post and Truth Social.

 | AP

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Twitter Under Elon Musk: Violating Free Speech Or Preventing Doxxing?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk suspending some journalists' accounts has worried press freedom advocates, but he says it's because of policy.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Elon Musk.

Twitter Suspends Journalists Who Wrote About Owner Elon Musk

The sudden suspensions followed Elon Musk’s decision to permanently ban an account that tracked his private jet using publicly available data.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Twitter Changes Rules Over Account Tracking Elon Musk's Jet

The @elonjet flight-tracking account has also been suspended after Musk tweeted that a "crazy stalker" attacked a car in Los Angeles carrying his son.

 | AP

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Musk's Twitter Disbands Its Trust And Safety Advisory Group

Twitter informed the advisory group via email that it was disbanding it shortly before a meeting was to take place, according to multiple members.

 | AP

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Meta Threatens To Pull News From Platforms Over Proposed Media Law

The proposal from Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar would allow media organizations to negotiate compensation for news content shared on Meta platforms.

 | Gage Jackson

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Twitter Is Tackling Child Exploitation, Though Musk Cut Team In Charge

Elon Musk inherited Twitter's issue of taking down child sexual abuse material appearing on the platform. He says it's his top priority to address.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Pepsi Contest Calls For Mixing Soda And Milk For 'Pilk And Cookies'

Pepsi's new sweepstakes builds on a TikTok trend by asking fans to mix up a soda and milk, or 'pilk,' for a pilk and cookies holiday photo.

 | Kaitlin Gates

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Fmr. CIA Official Calls For Restrictions On Officers Working At TikTok

The CIA's former acting general counsel told Newsy Congress should put post-employment restrictions in place.

 | Sasha Ingber

EU Warns Musk To Beef Up Twitter Controls Ahead Of New Rules

The EU's commissioner for digital policy told Elon Musk Twitter will have to increase efforts to comply with new rules under the Digital Services Act.

 | AP

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Elon Musk Asks Apple For Answers Over Twitter Advertising Standoff

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said they're going to continue to monitor how Twitter moderates its content under the month-old ownership of Elon Musk.

 | Maura Sirianni

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Experts Are Worried About Hate Speech On Twitter Amid World Cup

Experts are worried about the impact Elon Musk's policies could have on hate speech directed toward athletes in the World Cup.

 | Tyler Adkisson

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Elon Musk's Twitter Reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

The Georgia Republican's reinstatement comes after Musk over the weekend reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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How To Download Your Twitter Archive And Save Your Tweets

If you're considering leaving Twitter or you're worried about the platform shutting down, this is how you can save your tweets and other account data.

 | Tricia Goss

Former President Donald Trump.

Musk Restores Trump's Twitter Account After Online Poll

Trump has said in the past that he would not rejoin Twitter even if his account was reinstated.

 | AP

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Twitter Users Fear App Shutdown After Hundreds Of Employees Quit

Elon Musk's Twitter tenure faced a new crisis after many employees quit instead of accepting his ultimatum of "extremely hardcore" conditions.

 | James Packard

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More Twitter Workers Flee After Musk's 'Hardcore' Ultimatum

The platform is continuing to lose workers just as it's gearing up for the World Cup, one of the busiest events on Twitter.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff