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- What a Chinese Regulation Proposal Reveals About AI and Democratic Values (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 16 May)
- Turkey's Pivotal Elections (Inkstick Media, 12 May)
- New study raises concerns over media independence and journalists’ rights (International Federation of Journalists, 15 May)
- Sam Altman: CEO of OpenAI calls for US to regulate artificial intelligence (BBC, 16 May)
- Monitoring organizations report widespread internet outages in Sudan, Pakistan (The Record by Recorded Future, 15 May)
- A Global Scavenger Hunt for Classified Documents Pits Gamers vs. U.S. (The Wall Street Journal, 15 May)
2. Platforms & Technology
- More Penguins Than Europeans Can Use Google Bard: Nobody in the EU can access Google’s Bard chatbot. But the 50,000 penguins who live on a dormant volcano in the South Atlantic can sign up right now. (Wired, 15 May)
- WHO warns against bias, misinformation in using AI in healthcare (Reuters, 16 May)
- How not to regulate the web (Semafor, 13 May)
- Catching bad content in the age of AI: Why haven’t tech companies improved at content moderation? (MIT, 15 May)
- Google Launching Tools to Identify Misleading and AI Images (Bloomberg, 15 May)
- Monitoring organizations report widespread internet outages in Sudan, Pakistan (The Record, 15 May)
- Meta Faces a Big EU Fine, But Avoids the Body Blow (Bloomberg, 15 May)
- Facebook owner Meta announces tests of generative AI ads tool (Reuters, 11 May)
- Facebook and Instagram paid verification starts in UK (BBC, 16 May)
- TikTok adds a new mental health awareness hub to provide users access to resources (TechCrunch, 15 May)
- Viral Video Makes False Claim About Global Oil Supply (Fact Check, 15 May)
- TikTok adds a new mental health awareness hub to provide users access to resources (Tech Crunch, 15 May)
- Elon Musk still needs 'Twitter sitter,' judges rule (NBC, 15 May)
- Is Twitter’s new CEO heading toward a glass cliff? (Independent, 15 May)
- ‘The Velvet Hammer’: who is Twitter’s new CEO and can she fix its problems? (Guardian, 15 May)
- “The world’s largest Black group chat”: Behind the mission to preserve Black Twitter (Nieman Lab, 15 May)
- Twitter defends its controversial actions in Turkey election (The Hill, 15 May)
- Australian government threatens tougher regulation as eSafety commissioner decries Twitter’s ‘sewer rats’ (Guardian, 16 May)
- Why you can't trust Twitter's encrypted DMs: A promised audit hasn't actually happened, sources say. PLUS: Twitter's Turkey problem, and a new CEO (Platformer, 16 May)
- Twitter and Saudi officials face racketeering lawsuit over jailed satirist (The Guardian, 16 May)