Elon Musk-owned social media platform X faces potential losses of $75 million by the end of 2023 as major companies, including Apple and IBM, pause their advertisements. This follows reports that Musk backed an antisemitic post on the platform. (AFP) News 

Elon Musk’s X in Danger of Losing $75 Million by 2023

X (formerly Twitter) is facing increasing challenges in the advertising realm. In recent times, prominent companies such as Apple, IBM, and Comcast have withdrawn from displaying ads on the platform. Adding to the predicament, a recent report suggests that the social media platform, owned by Elon Musk, could suffer a financial loss of up to 75 million dollars by the conclusion of 2023 as a result of this corporate exodus. It all started after some reports surfaced claiming that Musk was endorsing anti-Semitic messaging on the platform last week. At…

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News headlines will again accompany URL cards on X, reveals X owner Elon Musk in a post on the platform. (AFP) News 

X Marks the Spot: Elon Musk Reverses Course, Brings Back News Headlines!

Elon Musk has revealed that headlines will be reinstated in news articles shared on X (formerly Twitter), reversing his previous decision made in October 2023. Initially, Musk had removed headlines to enhance the appearance of the preview window by reducing its height. However, this move faced criticism as users found it challenging to grasp the content of a URL solely through the header image. Musk made the announcement yesterday in an X release where he said, “In an upcoming release, X will overlay the title URL card at the top…

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Elon Musk has faced accusations of tolerating antisemitic messages on the platform since purchasing it last year, and the content on X has gained increased scrutiny since the war between Israel and Hamas began. (AFP) News 

Tesla Takes Legal Action Against Media Matters for Accusations of Ads Supporting Hate Groups

On Monday, X, the social media company owned by Elon Musk, took legal action against Media Matters for America, a liberal advocacy group. X accused the group of fabricating a report that intentionally displayed advertisers’ posts alongside content from neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups. The lawsuit claims that this was done with the intention of causing advertisers to abandon the platform and ultimately harm X Corp. Media Matters, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, called the lawsuit “frivolous.” Advertisers have fled the site formerly known as Twitter over concerns about their ads…

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This new feature allows Premium subscribers to strategically place posts to aim for a bigger reach. (Unsplash) News 

Boost Your Reach with Elon Musk’s X Posts!

X, which is now owned by Elon Musk, is facing challenges with its advertising revenue as several prominent advertisers, including Apple, IBM, and Comcast, have withdrawn their ads from the platform. However, despite this setback, the platform remains committed to enhancing user experience by introducing new features. In a recent announcement by Musk, X is offering Premium subscribers an additional method to expand their reach on the platform, granting them strategic control. Musk disclosed that by adding posts to the Highlights tab, which was introduced in August, users will be…

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Apart from the three CEOs from Discord, X, and Snap, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew are expected to voluntarily testify at a future hearing but it is not clear when. (AFP) News 

Unveiling the Dark Side of the Web: CEOs of Discord, X, and Snap Testified on Child Exploitation

The CEOs of Discord, Snap, and X, namely Jason Citron, Evan Spiegel, and Linda Yaccarino, have been summoned by the US Senate Judiciary Committee. They are required to attend a hearing scheduled for December 6, which aims to address the issue of online child sexual exploitation. The committee has been conducting an investigation into the child safety measures implemented by social media platforms, with the goal of enhancing safeguards to shield children from harm in the digital realm. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham of…

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Yaccarino cited “a misleading and manipulated article” for spurring some advertisers to temporarily pause spending. (AP) News 

Advertiser Spending on Pause: CEO Yaccarino Admits X’s Woes

Linda Yaccarino, CEO of social media service X, has acknowledged that certain advertisers are temporarily pausing their presence on the platform due to the uproar caused by antisemitic content and comments, some of which were supported by the site’s owner, Elon Musk. Yaccarino cited a “misleading and manipulated article” that prompted some advertisers to temporarily suspend their spending, citing a Media Matters article that found ads from major brands placed near offensive content. He follows Musk in criticizing the report, which they say misrepresents the experience of X, formerly Twitter.…

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If you are thinking about leaving X (Twitter) and want to delete your X account, here, we will guide you on how to do it. News 

Ready To Say Goodbye To X? Here’s How To End Your Account!

Earlier this month, Elon Musk was accused of allegedly endorsing an anti-Semitic message, and as a result several major companies – including Apple, Disney and IBM – have suspended advertising on X. Now, if you’re thinking of leaving X for this or any other reason altogether and want to delete your X account, here’s how you can do the same. But first you need to know that X gives you two options – deactivation and deletion. It should be noted that deleting an X account is permanent, while deactivation is…

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Elon Musk, who regularly engages with antisemitic users on X, agreed with a post that said Jewish people hold a “dialectical hatred” of white people. (via REUTERS) News 

Outrage Over Elon Musk’s Support of Antisemitic Content

The uproar regarding unregulated antisemitic content and remarks on social media platform X, some of which were supported by the platform’s owner Elon Musk, reached a critical stage on Friday. This led to major advertisers like Apple Inc. withdrawing their advertisements and the White House reprimanding the billionaire. Musk, who regularly engages with anti-Semitic users on X, echoed the message that Jews have a “dialectical hatred” of white people. “You have spoken the real truth,” Musk replied. The White House called Musk’s response an “unacceptable” act that puts Jewish communities…

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IBM said this week that it stopped advertising on X after a report said its ads were appearing alongside material praising Nazis. (AFP) News 

IBM and EU Take a Stand: No Ads on Elon Musk’s X Amid Antisemitism Controversy

Concerns about ads appearing alongside pro-Nazi content and hate speech on social media platform X have led advertisers to withdraw from the site. The owner, billionaire Elon Musk, has further exacerbated tensions by endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory through his tweets. IBM said this week it stopped advertising on X after a report said its ads ran alongside Nazi-glorifying material — another setback as the platform, formerly known as Twitter, tries to win back big brands and their ad dollars, X’s main source of revenue. The liberal advocacy organization Media…

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Apple has decided to not advertise on X after concerns over a lack of control over antisemitism on the platform. Company owner Elon Musk has banned certain antisemitic phrases as a response. (AP) News 

Apple Stops Advertising on Elon Musk’s X After Antisemitism Controversy

X, previously known as Twitter, is facing more trouble due to its owner, Elon Musk. The social media platform has been inundated with hate posts, propaganda, and false information since the Israel-Hamas conflict began. However, several brands have decided to stop advertising on the platform, citing antisemitism as a major concern. IBM, Disney, Warner Bros., Discovery, and the EU were among the first to withdraw their ads, and now Apple has also joined them, according to a report. Interestingly, a significant number of advertisers left after Elon Musk expressed support…

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Bluesky reaches a major user acquisition milestone as it crosses 2 million users. (Bloomberg) News 

Two Million Strong: What’s Next for Bluesky?

Bluesky, a decentralized social network application, was introduced in February of this year (with a simplified version released in October 2022) as a substitute for X (previously known as Twitter). The app has experienced significant growth and has now surpassed a noteworthy milestone of 2 million users. Moving forward, Bluesky aims to broaden its user base by enabling access to the platform through federation networks, thereby eliminating the previous invite-only system. For further details, click here. A milestone for Bluesky users According to a report by The Verge, the Twitter-like…

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Wikipedia co-founder has said that Elon Musk's X isn’t a reliable source of information. He even took a dig at xAI’s new chatbot called Grok. News 

Jimmy Wales Slams Elon Musk’s X: ‘It’s Not A Great Source!’

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has called out Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter) stating that it is not a reliable source of information. He even explored xAI’s new chatbot called Grok. According to a Fortune report, speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Wales said he was happy to have Large Language Models (LLMs) crawl Wikipedia’s content instead of going through Elon Musk’s X to deliver answers to users through it. chatbots like ChatGPT. “I’m quite glad they (LLMs) read Wikipedia and not just Elon Musk’s Twitter; It’s really not a…

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Elon Musk has said that the next open-source algorithm change for X will bring delight to smaller accounts. (AFP) News 

X Algorithm Update: Elon Musk Promises to Shine a Spotlight on Smaller Accounts!

Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), has announced a significant update to the platform’s recommendation algorithm. This update aims to enhance the visibility of small accounts and posts beyond a user’s immediate network of friends and followers. X has been rapidly introducing various features lately, particularly focused on enticing creators to share original content. This algorithm change is seen as another effort by the social media platform to achieve the same objective. Musk posted on X: “There is a major update coming to the design algorithm in the…

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Musk's restrictions on critical methods of gathering data on the global platform have suppressed the ability to untangle the origin and spread of false information during real-time events such as Hamas' attack on Israel and the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk’s X Shakeup: Disinformation Research Cut, Legal Worries Abound

According to a survey of planned projects and nearly a dozen interviews, over 100 studies on X (previously known as Twitter) have been either canceled, suspended, or modified by social media researchers due to restrictions imposed by Elon Musk, which have restricted their access to the platform. Musk’s restrictions on critical information-gathering methods on a global platform have stifled the ability to trace the origin and spread of misinformation during real-time events such as Hamas’s attack on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, researchers told Reuters. The most important method…

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X’s (formerly Twitter) artificial intelligence division, xAI, has launched its own generative AI chatbot called Grok, based on Grok-1. Here are the details. AI 

“X Unleashes Grok: Their AI Chatbot to Take on ChatGPT and Google Bard!”

2023 has been a significant year for generative artificial intelligence. Not only have we seen platforms like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Meta Llama 2 mature, but generative AI has also penetrated the mainstream, reaching consumer-grade products like the Google Pixel 8 series. Now X’s (formerly Twitter) AI division XAI has launched its own generative AI chatbot called Grok, based on Grok-1, an LLM owned by X that was developed over the past four months. Grok has several differences compared to popular chatbots such as Google Bard and ChatGPT. Announcing…

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Elon Musk has repeatedly taken jabs at Zuckerberg's Instagram after the platform launched X's rival Threads. This time, he compared Instagram to OnlyFans. News 

Elon Musk Believes Instagram and OnlyFans Are Equally Valid Platforms

It seems that the animosity between X owner Elon Musk and Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg continues to manifest itself in new forms. Previously it was an alleged “cage match” and now the latest incident has Elon Musk comparing Zuckerberg’s Instagram to OnlyFans, a site that allows people to post adult content. This latest incident came to light after an X account with the username cb_doge posted: “What’s the difference between Instagram and OnlyFans? Just a name.” In response, Elon Musk immediately replied, “Pretty much” with the X account. what’s the…

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X’s team is reportedly working on a "marketplace," which will feature purchasable old usernames for as much as $50,000. Here are the details. News 

Report Suggests Elon Musk’s X Could Generate Large Profits From Selling Obsolete Twitter Usernames

Elon Musk has brought a transformative impact to X (formerly Twitter). In addition to rebranding the platform, it has also changed core functionality, including the behavior of blue checkmarks – mostly to the effect of the addition of X Premium (formerly Twitter Blue). Now the platform is said to bring one more addition in the form of selling old inactive X-grips. According to a Forbes report, X’s team has begun working on a “marketplace” that includes user IDs that people can buy. The publication further alleges that X went overboard…

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There were talks of starting a marketplace on X where users can sell handles, but nothing concrete is known about it. However, reports suggest that Elon Musk's social media is selling off old user handles. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk Offering X Usernames for Sale with $50000 Minimum Price Tag

X, formerly known as Twitter, is currently undergoing a period of transformation. Recently, Elon Musk, the platform’s owner, announced his intentions to transform it into a comprehensive application. The company is also rapidly introducing new features, some of which are exclusively available to X Premium members who pay a monthly subscription fee, in order to boost its revenue. In addition, a recent report has revealed that X is selling old user handles to others for a substantial price of $50,000 and above. This information has come to light following reports…

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., right, and Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, shake hands during a fireside discussion on artificial intelligence risks in London, UK, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. (Bloomberg) News 

Elon Musk and Rishi Sunak Discuss Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence, Labeling it a “Revolutionary Force”

According to CNN, Tesla CEO Elon Musk participated in a conversation with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during the AI Safety Summit. Musk stated that artificial intelligence is one of the most revolutionary forces ever witnessed. “Artificial intelligence is likely to be a force for good,” Musk said. “But the probability of it going bad is not zero percent.” Sunak and Musk spoke in an interview-style chat on stage at Lancaster House, a government seat in central London often used for diplomatic purposes, before opening up to questions from reporters.…

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UK PM Rishi Sunak interviewed Elon Musk on the topic of AI. These were the most insightful bits from the almost an hour-long interview. (Bloomberg) AI 

10 Highlights from Elon Musk’s Interview with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Following the conclusion of the inaugural AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park in the UK, which saw the participation of over 28 countries and notable figures like US vice president Kamala Harris, India’s Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and China’s vice minister of science and technology Wu Zhaohui, another significant AI interview took place. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak interviewed Elon Musk, the owner of X, where they discussed pressing questions in the AI field and evaluated its risks and potential. Musk referred to AI as the “most disruptive force in…

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