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Trump snubs offer to return to Twitter



Donald Trump has no interest in returning to Twitter even after millions voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, in a poll conducted by Elon Musk.

Trump was banned from the social media service for inciting violence in January last year.

Slightly over 15 million Twitter users voted in the poll with 51.8% voting in favor of reinstatement.

Trump’s Twitter account once had over 88 million followers before he was banned.

More than 100,000 people followed him immediately after the poll results were announced.

But Trump appears less than keen to rejoin the struggling platform – saying he doesn’t see any reason for it.

He said he would stick with his new platform Truth Social, the app developed by his Trump Media startup.

On Tuesday. Trump launched a bid to regain the White House in 2024.

He praised Musk and said he had always liked him, but says Twitter suffered from bots, fake accounts and that the problems it faced are “incredible”.

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Elon’s Twitter: is Musk spending too much time on the platform?



Elon Musk is well into his Twitter tenure but analysts believe the platform is leaning towards the right

Elon Musk was always going to ruffle a few feathers when he bought Twitter.

But Musk’s ambition to let the bird free has rubbed some people the wrong way.

We’ve seen countless A-listers leave the platform, and it has led to a deeper think about what it means to open the digital town square.

It did not take long for Elon Musk to reinstate Donald Trump onto Twitter once he took ahold of the social media company.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has also announced plans to bring a “new version” of his old Fox News show to Twitter.

He believes the news “you consume is a lie.”

Therefore, it was no surprise when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made his presidential announcement on Twitter.

There were some tech troubles but the pair hosted a Twitter ‘Space’ to discuss democracy and the future of America.

Some analysts believe under Musk, Twitter has fully embraced the political right.

As for Musk, he says it has not been an easy ride.

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Sam Altman calls on lawmakers to regulate A.I.



The CEO also wants to work with government to prevent any problems from occurring in the future

The creator of OpenAI has called on U.S. lawmakers to regulate artificial intelligence.

Sam Altman testified before Congress about the pitfalls and and possibilities of the new technology.

Altman warned there could be an impact on jobs in the future, when better versions of his ChatGPT type software are built, by his, and other organisations.

“There will be an impact on jobs. We try to be very clear about that,” he said.

The CEO also wants to work with government to prevent any problems from occurring in the future.

One such could the potential impact on democracy, and how A.I. could be used to send misinformation during elections.

“My worst fears, are that we cause significant – we the field, the technology, the industry – cause significant harm to the world…If this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong and we want to be vocal about that,” he said.

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Microsoft wins E.U. antitrust approval for Activision acquisition



The European Commission says the transaction was pro-competition, due to Microsoft’s agreement to licence titles

Microsoft has won E.U. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of Activision.

The European Commission says the transaction was pro-competition, due to Microsoft’s agreement to licence popular Activision games such as “Call of Duty” to rival game streaming platforms.

After initially having concerns, the E.U. Competition Commissioner reveals their issues have been addressed.

“We had a concern about cloud gaming,” Margrethe Vestager said. “Very nascent right now, but it will grow.”

“We saw none of the Activision Blizzard games that we are talking about, being available.

“This was a concern, but we were given a remedy.”

The positive news is also shared by Microsoft’s European President, Brad Smith, who took to Twitter to share it.

“The European Commission has required Microsoft to license popular Activision Blizzard games automatically to competing cloud gaming services. This will apply globally and will empower millions of consumers worldwide to play these games on any device they choose,” he said.

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