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 2022-05-18 21:01 

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Texas asks Supreme Court to keep state social media censorship law in effect...

By Brian Fung and Ariane de Vogue, CNN The Supreme Court should allow a sweeping Texas law to remain in effect that restricts the ability of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to moderate their platforms, according to the state's attorney general. In a fil...

 2022-05-17 15:19 

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Elon Musk's bumpy road to possibly owning Twitter: A timeline...

By Jennifer Korn A board seat accepted and then rejected. A stunning $44 billion takeover offer with uncertain financing. And a surprise early morning tweet putting the deal on hold, temporarily. Even by the standards of Twitter, a company that has known ...

 2022-05-17 08:37 

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Musk: Doubt about spam accounts could scuttle Twitter deal...

LONDON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can't move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam. Musk made the comment in a reply to another user on Twitt...

 2022-05-17 04:01 

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Musk's China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase...

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Elon Musk's ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla's biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China's hu...

 2022-05-16 22:56 

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Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out o...

 2022-05-16 22:36 

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Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out o...

 2022-05-16 22:36 

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Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. The post Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer appeared first on News Channel 3-12 ....

 2022-05-16 21:32 

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With deal in doubt, Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal debate bots on Twitter...

By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk are engaged in a debate over an issue Musk has made central to his proposed purchase of the platform — spam. In a series of tweets on Monday, Agrawal laid out Twitter's appro...

 2022-05-16 21:32 

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With deal in doubt, Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal debate bots on Twitter...

By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk are engaged in a debate over an issue Musk has made central to his proposed purchase of the platform — spam. In a series of tweets on Monday, Agrawal laid out Twitter's appro...

 2022-05-16 20:05 

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A Bezos-Biden squabble: Can corporate taxes tame inflation?...

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet by President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as "disinformation&...

 2022-05-15 21:20 

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Authorities: Multiple people shot at California church...

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say multiple people have been shot at a church in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says on Twitter that the shooting happened at an unnamed church on the 24000 block of El Toro R...

 2022-05-14 15:20 

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As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul...

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world. For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and ...

 2022-05-14 15:18 

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As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul...

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world. For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and ...

 2022-05-13 19:47 

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Musk puts Twitter buy 'on hold,' casting doubt on $44B deal...

By KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on temporary hold, raising fresh doubts about whether he'll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition. In a tweet early Friday, the Tesla ...

 2022-05-13 18:41 

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Ex-coach wins appeal over defamation claims against ESPN...

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court has reinstated a lawsuit against ESPN by a former college gymnastics coach at Central Michigan University. Jerry Reighard claims he was defamed on Twitter by an ESPN reporter linking him t...

 2022-05-13 18:41 

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Ex-coach wins appeal over defamation claims against ESPN...

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court has reinstated a lawsuit against ESPN by a former college gymnastics coach at Central Michigan University. Jerry Reighard claims he was defamed on Twitter by an ESPN reporter linking him t...

 2022-05-13 18:36 

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Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office...

By Daniel Dale, CNN The official White House Twitter account tweeted Thursday about the sharp decline in the unemployment rate during President Joe Biden's tenure — but the tweet began with a false claim about Covid-19 vaccinations. "When Pr...

 2022-05-13 18:36 

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Fact check: White House tweet falsely claims 'there was no vaccine available' when Biden took office...

By Daniel Dale, CNN The official White House Twitter account tweeted Thursday about the sharp decline in the unemployment rate during President Joe Biden's tenure — but the tweet began with a false claim about Covid-19 vaccinations. "When Pr...

 2022-05-13 16:54 

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A timeline of billionaire Elon Musk's bid to control Twitter...

Associated Press Elon Musk announced on Friday that his plan to buy Twitter in a proposed $44 billion deal is "temporarily on hold" as he tries to pinpoint the exact number of spam and fake accounts it has. Here's a look at some of what's ...

 2022-05-13 15:29 

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Musk puts Twitter buy on hold, casting doubt on $44B deal...

By KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that his plan to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold," raising doubts about whether he'll proceed with his proposed $44 billion acquisition of the so...

 2022-05-13 14:29 

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If Elon Musk restores Trump's Twitter account, it could pave the way for other platforms to do the same...

By Clare Duffy, CNN Business In the days following the January 6 Capitol riot, Twitter became the first major social media platform to permanently suspend then-President Donald Trump for violating its rules against inciting violence. It was a huge step an...

 2022-05-13 13:02 

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Elon Musk: Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'...

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. The Tesla billionaire's tweet Fri...

 2022-05-13 11:38 

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'...

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. The Tesla billionaire's tweet Fri...

 2022-05-13 11:15 

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'...

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. The Tesla billionaire's tweet Fri...

 2022-05-13 10:49 

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Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold...

By Allison Morrow, CNN Business Elon Musk said he is putting his bid to acquire Twitter on hold, weeks after agreeing to take the company private in a $44 billion deal. "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam...

 2022-05-13 10:49 

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Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold...

By Allison Morrow, CNN Business Elon Musk said he is putting his bid to acquire Twitter on hold, weeks after agreeing to take the company private in a $44 billion deal. "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam...

 2022-05-12 21:36 

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Tesla, Twitter shares drop as Elon Musk's legal issues grow...

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week. Investors are dealing with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platfo...

 2022-05-12 21:17 

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Tesla, Twitter shares drop as Elon Musk's legal issues grow...

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week. Investors are dealing with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platfo...

 2022-05-12 19:41 

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Managers fired from Twitter amid Musk buyout turmoil...

In the latest sign of turmoil inside Twitter amid Elon Musk's planned buyout of the company, a Twitter general manager, Kayvon Beykpour, is leaving after 7 years. The post Managers fired from Twitter amid Musk buyout turmoil appeared first on News Cha...

 2022-05-12 18:29 

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Twitter announces partial hiring freeze and senior exec exits...

By Clare Duffy, CNN Business Twitter is halting hiring and parting ways with two senior leaders as it awaits a pending acquisition by Elon Musk. The company is pausing most hiring and backfills, except for "business critical" roles, and pulling ba...

 2022-05-12 18:29 

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Twitter announces partial hiring freeze and senior exec exits...

By Clare Duffy, CNN Business Twitter is halting hiring and parting ways with two senior leaders as it awaits a pending acquisition by Elon Musk. The company is pausing most hiring and backfills, except for "business critical" roles, and pulling ba...

 2022-05-11 16:06 

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Tesla's stock slide raises doubts about Elon Musk's Twitter purchase...

CNN, CNN BUSINESS By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business Elon Musk's bold plan to buy Twitter depends partly on how his investment in Tesla is doing. Uh-oh. Shares of Tesla have plummeted about 20% since Musk first disclosed plans to buy all of Twitter an...

 2022-05-11 15:57 

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Elon Musk, an erratic visionary, revels in contradiction...

By TOM KRISHER, MICHAEL LIEDTKE and ADAM GELLER Associated Press Many people are puzzling what a Elon Musk takeover of Twitter would mean for the company and even whether he'll go through with the deal. If the 50-year-old Musk's gambit has made an...

 2022-05-11 15:54 

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Elon Musk, an erratic visionary, revels in contradiction...

By TOM KRISHER, MICHAEL LIEDTKE and ADAM GELLER Associated Press Many people are puzzling what a Elon Musk takeover of Twitter would mean for the company and even whether he'll go through with the deal. If the 50-year-old Musk's gambit has made an...

 2022-05-11 15:54 

KEYT

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Elon Musk, an erratic visionary, revels in contradiction...

By TOM KRISHER, MICHAEL LIEDTKE and ADAM GELLER Associated Press Many people are puzzling what a Elon Musk takeover of Twitter would mean for the company and even whether he'll go through with the deal. If the 50-year-old Musk's gambit has made an...

 2022-05-11 07:01 

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Running Twitter may be much harder than Elon Musk thinks...

By MATT O'BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers On Tuesday, Elon Musk said he would reverse Twitter's ban of former President Donald Trump, who was booted in January 2021 for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, should he succee...

 2022-05-10 23:12 

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Bill Gates say he has COVID, experiencing mild symptoms...

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Via Twitter, the billionaire philanthropist said Tuesday he will isolate until he is again healthy. Gates wrote that he's ...

 2022-05-10 18:29 

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Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's Trump ban...

Trump, for his part, has said he would not return to Twitter even if his account were restored, instead promoting his own social media venture, Truth Social. The post Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's Trump ban appeared first on News Channel 3...

 2022-05-07 21:08 

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Judge rejects Trump lawsuit challenging ban from Twitter...

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter. U.S. District Judge James Donato said in a ruling Friday that Trump failed...

 2022-05-07 21:08 

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Judge rejects Trump lawsuit challenging ban from Twitter...

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter. U.S. District Judge James Donato said in a ruling Friday that Trump failed...

 2022-05-07 11:55 

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How Elon Musk could impact Twitter's battles over speech abroad...

By Rishi Iyengar Since Elon Musk announced he was buying Twitter last month, the billionaire has sent out tweet after tweet outlining his plans for the platform, touching on everything from new features to security updates to monetization. But Musk's ...

 2022-05-06 22:16 

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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against Twitter over ban...

By Brian Fung, CNN A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against Twitter that sought to reinstate his banned account on the platform, according to a court filing. The decision is a victory for Twitter, ...

 2022-05-05 20:26 

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Wall Street, tech investors back Musk Twitter bid with $7B...

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, TOM KRISHER and MATT O'BRIEN AP Business Writers Elon Musk has strengthened the equity stake in his offer to buy Twitter with commitments of more than $7 billion from a range of investors, including Oracle co-founder and Tesla boa...

 2022-05-05 18:39 

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Elon Musk raises an additional $7 billion in financing for Twitter deal...

By Clare Duffy, CNN Business Elon Musk has raised just over $7 billion in additional equity financing to help fund his purchase of Twitter. The new investors include Oracle founder Larry Ellison, cryptocurrency platform Binance and venture capital firm Se...

 2022-05-05 16:49 

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Bill Gates doubts Musk's Twitter buy, says draft SCOTUS decision overturning Roe is 'pretty disappointing'...

By Brian Fung, CNN Bill Gates sounded a note of caution this week on Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, saying the Tesla CEO "actually could make it worse" despite a strong track record with his other business ventures. While Gate...

 2022-05-02 14:49 

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell gets banned from Twitter, again...

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was banned from Twitter for a second time after attempting to use a new account to access the social media platform. Lindell set up a new account on Twitter on Sunday under @MikeJLindell. Bu...

 2022-05-01 14:13 

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Elon Musk's big plans for Twitter: What we know so far...

By MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is buying Twitter for $44 billion to take it private, has outlined a mix of vague principles and technical details as he looks to make the platform "maximu...

 2022-04-30 18:24 

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Hamlin respects NASCAR punishment for crass anti-Asian meme...

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin says he's respects NASCAR's decision to begin sensitivity training after he posted a meme on Twitter that used a clip from the comedy "Family Guy" to mock reigning champ...

 2022-04-30 11:58 

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Back with the banned: Do Twitter's exiles return under Musk?...

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press QAnon loyalists, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon end if Elon Musk buys the platform. Musk, who's the world's richest man, says ...

 2022-04-29 19:42 

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Musk sells $8.5B in Tesla stock as he readies to buy Twitter...

Associated Press In the three days after he announced he had a deal to buy Twitter, Elon Musk has sold $8.5 billion worth of Tesla to help fund the purchase. Musk reported the sales in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday and Fr...

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