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Twitter

Musk warns Twitter’s survival is at stake as staff quits – Associated Press

Elon Musk warned Twitter employees Thursday to brace for “difficult times ahead” that might end with the collapse of the social media platform if they can’t find new ways of making money. Workers who survived last week’s mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing uncertainty about their ability to keep Twitter running safely

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use the platform to target

History

Holy Cow! History: Meet the Real Gerber Baby

Ann Turner Cook may not be a household name, but her face has been found in nearly every American household for almost all of the 95-year-old’s life. (She celebrated her birthday late last month.) Ann was the inspiration for the Gerber Baby. “You must have been a beautiful baby,” an old song once said. And

Facebook

Facebook’s scandals and outage test users’ frenemy relationship

How do you feel about Facebook? Enes Evren/E+ via Getty Images Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive body of research that shows how people have come

Politics

Trump ramps up ad spending in bid to counter Biden

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it is ramping up advertising spending in battleground states, a move that comes as some of his allies have grown worried because Democrat Joe Biden has outspent him in recent weeks. The Trump campaign announced the “eight-figure” ad buy Tuesday, but declined to say specifically how much will be

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