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Elon Musk’s Acquisition Of Twitter Raises Questions About Platform’s Future

With Elon Musk's $44 billion purchase of Twitter, plenty of questions have arisen regarding what the SpaceX and Tesla CEO plans to do with the company in regards to bots, free speech, and montezation.

Instagram Now Allowing All Users To Tag Products As Ads In Posts

Instagram is now allowing all users to tag products in their posts, enabling any photo to act as an advertisement. Originally this feature was only available for content creators who make their income by selling products through their Instagram posts.
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Russia Blocks Google News, Citing “Unreliable Information”

Russia's communication, information technology, and mass media regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked Google News, accusing them of promoting “unreliable information” in regards to the invasion of Ukraine according to Interfax. Google has previously all commercial activity in the country.

EU, U.K. To Open Antitrust Investigations Into Ad Bidding Agreement Between Meta, Google

EU and U.K. regulators have opened parallel antitrust investigations on tech titans Google and Meta for a possibly illegal ad bidding agreement that took place back in September of 2018, which eliminated competition between the two and allowed for a controlling of the market.
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SpaceX To Begin Training Astronauts For First Private Spacewalk

This month, the four-person crew for SpaceX's next mission — Polaris Dawn — will begin training for the first ever commercial extravehicular activity (EVA), set to take place 500 kilometers above Earth. The flight will also see the debut of SpaceX's new spacesuits, which are upgraded to help better protect the wearers during their spacewalk.