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TWITTER

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2022
Japan's top court orders Twitter to delete posts on man's past arrest
The Supreme Court's Second Petty Bench ruled that the continued existence of the posts constituted an invasion of the man's privacy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 14, 2022
Google, Facebook and Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines, document says
The updated code of practice on disinformation spells out examples of manipulative behavior such as deepfakes and fake accounts that the signatories will have to tackle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 9, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter bid taps obscure financier linked to Russian-Israeli tycoon
Vy Capital has committed $700 million to finance Musk's bid for the social network, making it the third-biggest outside equity investor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 8, 2022
Financing for Elon Musk's Twitter purchase on hold as deal teeters
The entrepreneur is on the hook to pay $33.5 billion in cash to fund the acquisition, but his liquidity is limited given that his wealth is largely tied to the shares of Tesla Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 2, 2022
Elon Musk’s return-to-office mandate flies in the face of new reality
Musk's ultimatum for Tesla also runs counter to current policy at Twitter, which is one of the most prominent tech companies to let most employees work from home permanently.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2022
The left and right’s terrible ideas for fixing the internet
The leading ideas from lawmakers are variously unworkable, unconstitutional, irrelevant and unserious, and many of them betraying a profound ignorance about how the internet actually works.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 21, 2022
Even among corporate raiders, Elon Musk is a pirate
The history of mergers and acquisitions is filled with people trying to stiff one another. But the world of deal-making has never seen a buyer like Musk.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 20, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is proceeding and not ‘on hold,’ executives tell staff
Twitter has been in a state of limbo since the company accepted an offer from Musk in late April. Musk has continued to criticize Twitter and its policies despite agreeing to the deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2022
Elon Musk suggests that he could seek lower price for Twitter
Musk, who on Friday said his $44 billion deal was on hold pending information on spam accounts, said he suspects they make up at least 20% of users.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 14, 2022
Social media sites warn U.S. Supreme Court over Texas social media law
Twitter and Facebook will be compelled to allow the dissemination of Russian propaganda and neo-Nazi screeds under the proposed law, tech groups told the court.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
May 14, 2022
Do spam bots really comprise under 5% of Twitter users? Elon Musk wants to know.
Independent researchers have said the number of spam bots could be as much as 15% of users, a discrepancy that could affect the Tesla chief's $44 billion deal for the social media company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2022
Elon Musk shelves $44 billion Twitter deal 'temporarily' over fake accounts
Musk, the world's richest man and a self-proclaimed free speech absolutist, had said that one of his priorities would be to remove 'spam bots' from the platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2022
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump
The question of reinstating Trump has been seen as a litmus test of how far Musk will go in making changes, even though Trump himself has said he would not return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2022
Elon Musk tweet on Japan doomed by low birthrate provokes anger — but not just at him
The flood of sarcasm and anger on Twitter was also directed at the Japanese government, which many said did little to address the issue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 9, 2022
Why Elon Musk’s Twitter bid has shaken Tesla investors
The chief executive's billions of dollars of personal debt, his divided attention and Twitter's own challenges could all have an effect on his electric-car company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 5, 2022
Twitter courts advertisers amid uncertain future under Elon Musk
The Tesla CEO has tweeted that the platform should not have ads so it can have more control over its content moderation policies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 3, 2022
Musk’s grand vision for 'free speech' on Twitter faces reality check in Asia
Asia is home to more than half the world's population and is the platform's biggest growth opportunity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 1, 2022
Elon Musk’s ties to China could create headaches for Twitter
Musk's investments in China could be at risk if Twitter upsets the Communist Party, which has banned the platform but used it extensively to push Beijing's foreign policy around the globe.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 29, 2022
Elon Musk got Twitter because he gets Twitter
Betting against Musk has made fools of many in recent years. So if anyone can, he has as good a chance as any to fix what ails Twitter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 29, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter pitch featured job cuts and ways to make money
Everyone from employees to investors in Twitter are itching to know how Musk plans to run the company, which will be privately held once his $54.20-per-share transaction closes.

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