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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

The Twitter page of Elon Musk.

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

Lindsay Lohan pouring milk in Pepsi.

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

Elon Musk.

Musk's Latest Twitter Cuts: Outsourced Content Moderators

The company gutted its communications department and hasn't responded to media requests for information since Musk took over.

 | AP

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Twitter Blue Signups Unavailable After Raft Of Fake Accounts

Before Musk took over the social media platform, the blue check was granted to celebrities, journalists and verified by the platform to prevent this.

 | AP

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Election Misinformation Wasn't As Big Of An Issue As Many Expected

The limited spread of misinformation amid this year's midterm elections could come down to what trends to address it stuck and which didn't.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Musk Ends Remote Work At Twitter, Warns Of Troubles Ahead

Musk told employees "the priority over the past 10 days" was to develop and launch Twitter's new subscription service for $7.99 a month.

 | AP

Los Angeles Lakers Forward Lebron James

Fake Lebron, Schefter Accounts Among Those Tweeting Non-News

People are making fake Twitter accounts pretending to be athletes, celebrities and reporters after the verified "blue check" became available to buy.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Musk Seeks To Reassure Advertisers On Twitter After Chaos

Twitter began adding gray labels to prominent accounts to indicate that they are authentic. A few hours later, the labels started disappearing.

 | AP

Tesla and Twitter CEO, Elon Musk

Elon Musk Sells $3.95 Billion Worth Of Tesla Stock

Musk sold 19.5 million shares of the electric car company from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 | AP

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Facebook Parent Company Meta Cuts 11,000 Jobs, 13% Of Workforce

Meta, like other social media companies, has seen revenue growth begin to falter from pandemic highs.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff